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The BiKeWriTer | Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s – Tracking down old friends

February 14, 2022 – Hernando Beach, FL – Managed to track down a couple of West Bend’s finest, friends to many, now living in Hernando Beach, Florida.


Gunter and Barb Woog were West Bend famous for their love of Lithia Beer history, a craft beer fire truck and Barb made her mark as a popular English teacher at Slinger High School; she was part of the local theatre scene, as well.

They have a lovely home; much downsized from the estate on Silver Lake but spacious and well landscaped by Gunter.

My room was easy to find. It was the one labeled Princess Judy’s Chambers.

Barb and Gunter Woog

My time spent with friends was great and the open-door policy at the Woog’s is much appreciated.

Ruth once pitched a combined no-hitter without retiring a single batter.

On June 23, 1917, Ruth took the mound against the Washington Senators and walked the leadoff hitter, Ray Morgan. Ruth argued balls and strikes with home plate umpire Brick Owens so vociferously that he was ejected from the game. Ruth rushed Owens and threw a punch that struck the back of the umpire’s neck. Morgan was then thrown out trying to steal second base, and Ruth’s replacement, Ernie Shore, retired the next 26 batters in order. Klein, C., (2014, July 11) 10 Surprising Facts You May Not Know About Babe Ruth history.com https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-babe-ruth


“Have I not commanded you? …  Be strong and courageous. … Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9


The 2022 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is raising money this year for music programming for seniors at Cedar Community, a 501c3, so all donations are tax-deductible.

Donate via the secure website through Cedar Community.  Donations should be marked “Amazing Ride 2021.” Click HERE to make a secure online donation.

Checks may be made payable to “Cedar Community Foundation” with “Judy Bike Ride” in the memo line and mailed to 113 Cedar Ridge Dr., West Bend, WI 53095

Be sure to include the Federal Tax ID Number for the Foundation: 39-1249432

You may also find a downloadable donation form HERE.

Cedar Community is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible.

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