Blessed biking


The annual blessing of the bikes event to benefit the David S. Spicer Memorial Foundation was conducted Saturday at Southview Park and featured Pastor Jim Ellington blessing bikes, including bicycles owned by West Liberty brothers, Levi Cramer, 5, front and Hunter Cramer, 7, in the front page photo, and various motorcycles as seen in the photo above.The foundation, which honors the Marine gunnery sergeant and explosive ordnance disposal technician who was killed in action in Afghanistan on July 13, 2009, will have a memorial ride and poker run that leaves the American Legion Harold Kerr Post 173, 120 Colton Ave., at noon July 12. Registration for that event is $20 per person and more information is available by calling Sandy Lockwood at 599-4281. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)