To the News Enterprise:
I imagined back in 2009, giving back to a community that helped me in my time of need following my motorcycle accident in 2008. I had the thought, didn’t know the way. I surrounded myself with great people, including my wonderful wife, Tammy. I defined my dream, “sketched it in me head,” spoke it out loud. “My People” supported me and helped bring my dream to life. My dream, the North Country Hardship Fund, Inc. (NCHF) recently held Wayne Stock V on Aug. 4 at its birthplace, Ski Bowl Park. Once again, the community came out in support with over 900 people in attendance. We netted over $25,000 to be used to help victims of tragedy in the five counties we serve. Each year we strive to get bigger. This year we added a raffle for a 2012 Harley-Davidson. The winner, Jeff Britton is a member of the band Road Dawg and a former local. Congratulations Jeff!
As we close another Wayne Stock event, I wish to thank the NCHF board for all their hard work in planning the event, major contributors, Creative Stage Lighting, United Staging, Joe Groff, Town of Johnsburg, Gore Mountain, Bruce Caunter Jr. Logging and Tree Service, John Schrade, Ken Fish Excavating, Bruce Wheeler, Bill Warner, Joelene Slater, J&J’s, all the local restaurants who donated food for our volunteers, Cronin’s for donating the cart Rufus and I drove around, True Order Bike Group for keeping the order, all the many volunteers, community members, donators, supporters near and far, sparring team Ken Fish, Rick Ross and Kevin Kinnarney (you guys are awesome) Auctioneer, Steve Studnicky, and Ron Vanselow, Town Supervisor for his continuous support of our cause. Thank you to all the bands who gave up their time and talents to keep us entertained. A special thank you to Rick Green of Braley & Noxon and Rudd Van Voorhis of T.C. Murphy for their very generous donations.
Wayne Stock VI will be on Aug. 3, 2013!
Wayno Bukovinsky, President
North Country Hardship Fund