The annual Kayla Jones Memorial Scholarship ride will be on Saturday. Open to cars and motorcycles, the ride circles through five towns and funds college scholarships for Fort Dodge Senior High and St. Edmond students.
Jones, 15, died in a car accident Dec. 26, 2007. She was a cheerleader at FDSH and a dance student from Jill's Jazz Pizazz for 11 years. She was active in the youth group at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Registration for the ride is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Lefti's Bar and Grill, 2001 Second Ave. N. Riders will go to Antler's in Clare, Wes's Place in Rolfe, Shoreside in Manson, Pug's Pub in Lohrville, and Jud's Bar and Grill in Knerim before returning to Lefti's.
Cost is $15 for biker and $10 for rider.
Riders should return to Lefti's by 5:30 p.m. for the auction and door prizes. There will also be a silent auction and music by disc jockey Jerrad Hanson.
There will be more than 60 auction items, including gear signed by Iowa native Supercross racer Justin Brayton, a whole hog, a quarter beef, and a chainsaw. There are more than 50 silent auction baskets.
Over the past three years, Jones' parents, Heather Farrell and Todd Jones, have given $49,500 in her name to graduating students.
"It's rewarding. We actually get to present the scholarships to the students," Farrell said. "It feels good. You turn your grief into something positive."