Diva: 'We're not the typical bikers' By HEATHER JOHNSON
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Posted by: Amanda Adams
Chrome Divas motorcycle club gears up for two-day fundraiser for RDAP
Bug splatters will be a good thing this weekend. That's because having bugs smashed against their vehicles could earn Divastock participants a prize.
It's the second year for the two-day annual event, hosted by the Chrome Divas motorcycle group in North Platte. The purpose of it is to raise money for the Rape and Domestic Abuse Program, which offers help to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
"Last year was awesome," Lisa "Sunshine" Howard, Chrome Divas director, said. "I don't know how else to describe it. We raised over $750. This time, we want at least $1,500."
Events kick off Friday at 5 p.m. at the Lakehouse, 206 W. North Lake Rd. According to Howard, local DJ Rascal Martinez will take the stage from 7-8 p.m.
The Divas will take turns getting dunked in a dunk tank and hit in the face with a plate full of whipped cream. Howard said a variety of kids' booths will be set up, including a face painting area, coloring table and mud pit. Children will also have the chance to participate in three-legged races and get stick-on tattoos.
According to Howard, there will also be 50-50 raffles, door prizes and a silent auction featuring a Harley-Davidson lantern, leather jacket and Chrome Divas pin-up blanket among other items.
The festivities continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Registration for the "Bug Run" is scheduled from 10-11 a.m. The journey will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"Basically, people can purchase a sticker for $5 or three stickers for $10 and put them on their car or motorcycle," Howard said. "They drive a set route, and whoever gets a bug splatter on their sticker is eligible for a prize."
She said the vehicle convoy would begin at the Lakehouse, head to Wallace, drive through Sutherland and return to the Lakehouse via Buffalo Bill Avenue.
The Big Dan Band and the Jelly Stingers will perform at 6 p.m., followed by Dirty Finger. Both rock groups are from North Platte, according to Howard.
"Everyone is welcome to attend," she said. "It's just a fun, family event."
The Chrome Divas group is part of a women-only worldwide organization.
"We like to have fun and raise awareness for charitable causes in our communities," Howard said. "We want people to realize we're not the typical bikers. We have full-time jobs and commitments, but this is our hobby."
Admission to Divastock will be a free-will donation to the RDAP.