On November 12, 2016 “KEEPIN IT MOVIN” Steve Ping will be having a community event “ Bliss from Blessings” in Somerset, Kentucky. During this event we will be giving away 1000 new bicycles to the children in Pulaski, Casey & Wayne counties.
The name of the event defines the goal that we are trying to accomplish. It is a Blissful time for children made possible by the blessings others have received. This event is not intended for any particular income range, race, or religion. It's simply an event to create a blissful atmosphere to encourage our communities. “ KEEPIN IT MOVIN” Steve Ping along with our partners which consist of local businesses, churches, organizations and individuals have put our resources together to make this event possible.
We have embossed gold certificates mimicking the “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory golden certificate” to distribute to each child that will receive a bicycle. Each certificate will be placed in a preprinted envelope marked with the size of bike, gender and appointed time to pick up the bicycle. The certificates are being distributed by the family resource departments of each school system as well as local churches, and organizations. In addition to each child receiving a new bicycle, they will also receive a new hardback Disney book provided by one of our partners, Gods Food Pantry Somerset, KY.
“ Bliss from Blessings” will take place at Somerset Christian School 815 Grande Central Blvd. Somerset Ky. 42503 (9:00am- 7:00pm) . Upon registration at the event each child will be accompanied by a Kentucky State Trooper, police officer or emergency response personnel to give the child a positive experience with those who serve our communities. We hope this will leave a lasting positive impression on each child. During our event we will be privileged to have the opportunity to honor Trooper Mason Flynn who passed away on September 26, 2016. We will honor his life and service to our communities with a display filled with memories. At this display we will be accepting donations to benefit “Shop with a Trooper” which was one of the things Trooper Flynn truly loved.
There will be no tickets available to give away the day of the event. Each child must be accompanied by their parent or guardian, complete the registration and present a certificate to receive a bicycle. Bicycles must be claimed the day of the event.
This event was birthed in the heart of Steve & Priscilla Ping, Founder & Owner of Cumberland Machinery Movers & Industrial Services Inc., over twenty years ago, though Steve is no longer with us, this event is a start to bringing their vision to fruition. It is our hope that these bicycles will be a seed in each heart that will teach benevolence to each child as well as our community.
David L. Bennett Jr., Executive Director