So Local Pasco Podcast, April 14th, 2016. Thanks to Gail and the Bikers Edition…

So this is how it went:

One person…One tiny, loving, social person.  Gail has known me since I was 17.  I was (and still AM) friends with her daughter, one of a BUNCH of kids who spent time in their lives.  We all roomed together, for awhile…I surfed Gail’s couch when I had my FIRST radio job, at WLPJ, next to Leaning Tower of Pizza.  That was a non-paid intern gig.

Gail was a constant friend and visitor over the next several years, as I worked from classical, to news, to big band and nostalgia radio work.  Gail and I have now been friends for over 35 years.

CENTRAL to the idea of "So Local Pasco", Gail is my biggest supporter.  Here she is with Dave Eichenberger (she knows EVERYONE) at Chasco, wearing the hat the Monogram House made for her!
CENTRAL to the idea of “So Local Pasco”, Gail is my biggest supporter. Here she is with Dave Eichenberger (she knows EVERYONE) at Chasco, wearing the hat the Monogram House made for her!

THANKS to Monogram House for the hat!

So, when I started this project, it was no surprise that she was supportive (although, like many, sort of mystified by what I was doing) of my efforts.  Early on, she started encouraging me to make contact with her friends in the motorcycle culture groups around West Pasco county.  I had NO misgivings about that…Gail and her daughter Sherry have ALWAYS been part of that circle, and I was always made to feel welcome, even in places like the old 8 Ball Pub, on U.S.19, in Hudson (Which was a dance studio, for awhile!)

The point of this post:  There is a TON of good work getting done in West Pasco County by groups like Florida Bikers Helping Florida Bikers and the Suncoast Brotherhood of Pasco.  I have now joined BOTH groups…My thinking is it will be easier to keep track of the great work they do, and support it, if I am actually AT the meetings where they plan and organize these events.

Florida Bikers Helping Florida Bikers provides financial help to bikers who need assistance...But also does a TON of charitable giving to needy kids in our community.
Florida Bikers Helping Florida Bikers provides financial help to bikers who need assistance…But also does a TON of charitable giving to needy kids in our community.
Like FBHFB, Suncoast Brotherhood does work for the rights of bikers...But does a massive amount of charitable giving.  Here in Pasco, much of that is to the Pasco Foster Parents and Children's Association.
Like FBHFB, Suncoast Brotherhood does work for the rights of bikers…But does a massive amount of charitable giving. Here in Pasco, much of that is to the Pasco Foster Parents and Children’s Association.

There are a LOT of events in the podcast…Too many to link out.  You can find them by searching the “Events” tab on my So Local Pasco Facebook page.

~Greg

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