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A Fitting Tribute to Car Wash Mike

Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
edited 10:42PM in EggHead Forum
AS many of you may know, Mike was devoted to his step-granddaughter Kaleigh who passed away earlier this year. One of the activities Mike supported in Kaleigh's name was Startime Riders which provide horseback experiences for disabled individuals in western Missouri. While you're cooking this weekend, think about sending a small donation in Mike's (and Kaleigh's) name to this group. $10 from a hundred of us would be a fitting tribute.

Pleasant Hill, MO 64080


  • mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
    Good idea, Bill. I'm with you.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I like that idea too Bill. -RP
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Great idea Bill...out of tragedy comes goodness... :)
  • bbqbethbbqbeth Posts: 178
    Thank you for the great idea!!
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    NICE! this is a great way to say thank you! Consider it done from us.
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Thank you of thinking of this!
  • done. i think.... i believe they will get in contact with us about payemnts? not sure how it works but i filled out the form.
    i imagine they'll be getting a few emails/donations today

    >>edited. seems the email that was generated by their online form got bounced back to me. hmmm.

    will try calling
  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    Great idea Bill. I'm in.
  • SWOkla-JerrySWOkla-Jerry Posts: 640
    Great idea Bill. Here is the note I sent for donation:

    (c/o MARY B ADAMS)
    18315 S WILMOTH RD
    Pleasant Hill, MO 64080

    Kaleigh B. Grimes
    (Died March 1, 2010)

    Kaleigh B. Grimes, 10, of Raymore, MO passed away March 1, 2010.

    Funeral services 2PM will be Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Cullen

    Funeral Home with visitation 1-2PM. Burial will be in Wills

    Cemetery, Peculiar, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to KC

    Hospice or Startime Riders. Kaleigh was born February 4, 2000, the

    daughter of Craig Grimes and Michelle Howie. She is survived by

    her father Craig Grimes; mother, Michelle Howie; grandparents,

    Tammy Townsend, Craig Grimes, Sr., Harold and Patty Howie; great

    grandmother, Sharon Nelson; sisters, Trinity and Makanah Grimes;

    great aunt, Marian Wilcox.

    Please accept this donation in memory of Mike McKernan, step-

    grandfather of Kaleigh, who passed away July 4, 2010.

    Jerry Wertz
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I sent them a few emails to see if they have a paypal address we could use since that form doesn't seem to have a method of payment, I'll let you know if I hear back. Didn't see a phone number or I would have called. -RP
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    I was thinking of the same group. Very sad, Bill.

  • here is a link to donations for startime riders . . .lacking any other donation info from mike's sister or family, i can't think of a better idea either . ..i'll be monitoring facebook to see if they mention something . . .i know how important startime riders was to mike and kaleigh though, i'm sure he'd appreciate this tribute!!
  • here is the link again ...i know how much this organization meant to mike and kaleigh ....i think it would be a fitting tribute. . .but like i said above, i will keep an eye out on facebook to see if mike's sister has any other organizations that the family want's donations made to ...
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Max, the form on that site doesn't seem to have any method of payment, I've got some emails in to them to see if they have a paypal account. -RP
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,745
    I would like to join in on this. Did call the number and left a message on how to donate.
    Star Time Riders

    18315 South Wilmoth
    Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
    (Phone) 816-540-2346
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • bobSTLbobSTL Posts: 105
    Never got a chance to meet Mike, But sent a check today. All I put on the check was in memory of Car wash Mike. They'll get the idea.

    I will also try to do some ribs this weekend, and give a toast to a fallen member of a very special group of Egg Owners.
  • Desert FillyDesert Filly Posts: 1,042
    you know you got the Filly agreeing to this. Thanks Bill.
  • RGBHVRGBHV Posts: 1,318
    Tried to make a donation and the e-mail bounced back?

    If there's another way, let me know.

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,745
    Bill, Claude just called me back. They would like donations sent to the address you have listed. They will send back recipt if you send return address.
    My check will be in the mail this night.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,057
    Great idea! You can count on us!!!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • AnnaGAnnaG Posts: 1,104
    I haven't cooked for months (Work and family stuff have taken precedence). This seems like the best time to get back at it... Will do ribs in Mike's honor on Sunday... I even have some Blues Hog that he gave me in Atlanta... Fine time to open it...

    RIP Mike...
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    I like the idea, my check will be in the mail this afternoon.


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