Fred Eberle to host memorial motorcycle ride, car show fundraiser for national competition

BUCKHANNON – Staff and students of Fred W. Eberle Technical Center would like to cordially invite you to the upcoming Bill Proudfoot Memorial Motorcycle Ride and Car Show on the campus of FETC on Saturday, June 11. 

The ride and car show will be held in memory of William “Bill” Proudfoot, a former director of Fred Eberle. Proudfoot served the staff and students of FETC for more than 30 years. He was also a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, where he represented Randolph and Pocahontas counties for 18 years. Proudfoot passed away December 23, 2008 at the age of 68.

Proceeds from the event will benefit FETC students competing at the upcoming 2022 National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC), where trades students gather to showcase their capabilities in a variety of career-based skills testing. The national competition will be held June 20-24 in Atlanta, Georgia. Students who previously won at the state level – this past March at Fairmont State University – are invited to compete at the national level later this month.

Motorcycle ride registration will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 11. The last bike will leave by 9 a.m. and will return by 2 p.m. The cost to participate in the memorial motorcycle ride is $10 per motorcycle rider. Cash prizes for best hand and 50/50 raffles will be available throughout the event. 

The car show will run simultaneously, beginning at 9 a.m. and wrapping up at 1 p.m. The cost to participate in the car show is $10 per vehicle. Music, games and a 50/50 raffle will be available throughout the event. Stay until the end, as trophies will be presented to vehicle owners of various categories.

T-shirts, food and refreshments will be available for ride and car show attendees. Local vendors will also offer a variety of products that will be ready for purchase. 

This family-friendly event is open to all ages. Join the initiative to assist current Fred W. Eberle Technical Center students in their travels to this once-in-a-lifetime competition in Atlanta. 

Follow along with national competition coverage on the FETC Facebook page for competition updates, photos and results. 

Questions about motorcycle registration? Contact Scott Currence by phone at 304-613-0261. Questions about car show registration? Contact Robert Lowther by phone at 304-614-4743. 

Attend the fundraiser at the Fred Eberle campus at 208 Morton Avenue in Buckhannon. 

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