Red, Wright and Blue fundraiser organizers have encountered an unexpected obstacle: Interest has outpaced their expectations.
Originally scheduled to be held at Diekroeger Park, the April 29 event raising money for a new Wright City police dog is on pace to be much larger than organizers anticipated. The newly organized motorcycle festival has been moved to Cedar Lake Cellars Winery southeast of Wright City off Highway M.
“Even before we had it, it has outgrown the park,” said Curt Kehoe, director of parks and recreation. “It turns out Cedar Lake Cellars has more room and is a better place for it.”
Red, Wright and Blue is a motorcycle festival to raise funds to replace Wright City’s current police dog, Zeus, who will be retired for health reasons. Vendors, parts swapping, a silent auction, raffles and live music, and a live broadcast with “Kenny & Zav” from
100.7 The Viper are planned, in addition to the featured motorcycle show.
She added that Cedar Lake Cellars at first was only approached for donations, but offered to move the festival there as interest grew.
“We were nervous what we were going to do with all these people,” Jumper said. “Cedar Lake came and offered to host.”
The Red, Wright and Blue motorcycle festival was proposed by State Rep. Bryan Spencer, whose legislative district includes Wright City and Wentzville. He said he hopes the motorcycle festival can become an annual fundraising event for the city, even after a new police dog is purchased.Jumper said St. Louis Skylights, the Warrenton Marine Corps League and EPC in Wright City are sponsoring the motorcycle festival.
Anyone who wants to register for the event can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jumper asked that anyone who wants to send donations for a new police dog write a check to “Red, Wright and Blue,” and send it to P.O. Box 445 in Wentzville, MO 63385.
More information can be found online at the Red Wright and Blue Motorcycle Fest Facebook event page.
Cedar Lake Cellars is located at 11008 Schreckengast Road.