The annual Cpl. Jonathan W. Bowling Memorial Bike Ride attracted hundreds of participants, despite rainy weather and chilly conditions.
Darrell Bowling, Jonathan Bowling’s father, estimated 300 people attended the event that began at the Patrick County High School. Participants, that included 80 bike riders and dozens of vehicles, departed Stuart, headed to Martinsville and Henry County, where they stopped briefly in Bassett before continuing to Jonathan Bowling’s grave in the Woolwine area.
Bowling said $11,851 for the scholarship, which was created to honor Jonathan Bowling’s legacy and provide a Patrick County student with funding to attend Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC).
“It’s been 18 years, and to have the kind of support that we have, I’m completely pleased,” the elder Bowling said.
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