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September 23. 2013 6:21PM

Uncle organizes Lebanon motorcycle fundraiser for Robarge nieces

LEBANON — Ronald Prouty has organized a motorcycle benefit ride fundraiser to help his nieces with financial woes they are dealing with after the death of their mother.

The Kelly Robarge Benefit Ride is planned for Saturday; it will begin and end at Granite State Harley on Route 4 in Lebanon.

“It’s a ride to help my nieces pay all the legal fees they’ve had thrown at them, and other fees they are not used to paying, like back bills that my sister had,” said Ronald Prouty of Weathersfield, Vt.

The ride is an approximate 96-mile loop from Lebanon to Andover and back.

Registration is $20 for riders and $10 for passengers. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. The ride begins at 11 a.m.

A barbecue at Granite State Harley will be held after the ride.

Donations have been coming in from local businesses for raffle prizes, and a 50/50 raffle is planned.

Prouty said his uncle will administer all the funds raised to assist Robarge’s young adult daughters Gabrielle and Ciera Robarge with expenses.

Robarge, 42, was reported missing from her Charlestown home on June 27. Her remains were later found in a wooded area of Unity.

Following their mother’s murder, their father James Robarge, 43, was charged with second-degree murder and is being held in the Sullivan County House of Corrections in Unity.

For information about the ride call Kevin Getman, sales manager at Granite State Harley, at 448-4664.

To purchase raffle tickets or to donate to either the raffle or the cookout, visit the Kelly Robarge Benefit Ride 9/28/13 Facebook page.

mpierce@newstote.com


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