First Friday Block Party Promoting Motorcycle Safety

An annual event Business Owner, Stefanie Flemming, puts on in honor of her late son.

Posted: Jul 2, 2021 9:25 PM
Updated: Jul 3, 2021 12:23 PM

On Friday, riders geared up for a motorcycle ride off in honor of fallen riders.

An annual event Business Owner, Stefanie Flemming, puts on in honor of her late son.

"My son, he passed away 3 years ago July 12th and so we bring the motorcycles out in memory of him and we do a ride in," said Flemming. "We do this every year, this will be the third year that we've done it."

The riders started off at the CVS on Washington Avenue and made their way down to Judson St., where they continued their celebration for the night at the annual First Friday Block Party hosted by Flemming.

The event featured vendors and food trucks. People in the community came out in support.

"Yes, from this community we have felt a lot of love and stuff like that," said Flemming.

A tribute to their son, Brandon Parker, who passed away in 2018 in a crash on Old Highway 57 in Vanderburgh County, Flemming and her husband Kenneth used this event to get the word out about motorcycle safety.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2018 more than 4,000 motorcyclists were killed on U.S. roads.

With it being the Fourth of July weekend, they want to remind people to be safe and careful while riding or driving.

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