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May It Forward 10th annual Bronco get together

Gardner, MA, USA

By tasker (Rank VI, 0106)

START DATE Saturday May 18, 2024 at 9:00 AM GMT-04:00

END DATE Saturday May 18, 2024 at 4:00 PM GMT-04:00

Event Type

meetup

Region

North East

RSVPs allowed

200

About the event

A gathering of all things Bronco with free admission!

Event details

Just a brief recap of what we do:
“May It Forward,” an annual spring charity show for veterans hosted by the Bronco Owners North East States (BONES). The event is free for all attendees, although donations are requested for our targeted charity, The Travis Mills Foundation. 100% of the proceeds go to the organization due to the fact of EVERYTHING is donated! As in the past, this year’s two-day gathering starts with a Friday night street cruise through north-central Massachusetts before a group dinner at a local brew yard. The big draw of the weekend however is the show on Saturday, where last year we had 108 Broncos were in attendance from 14 states – one from as far away as Jacksonville, Florida.
The generosity shown by the Bronco community for supporting something this long-lasting and impactful has been nothing short of amazing. “May It Forward” continues to shatter expectations, as the 2023 event was able to raise $21,250 for the charity –
I am proud to announce that the 10th anniversary May It Forward event will be held May 18th, 2024, at the PACC Social Club in Gardner, Massachusetts. Yes, there will be a street cruise the day before and we are also working on some special attractions for our big 10th show here in New England. I know it's a long way off, but planning for next year's May It Forward event is well under way...... Thanks for all of your continued support over the years!! We have some new and cool things in the works...let's make it the best one yet!
Friday: Would like to leave Timpany Plaza (360 Timpany Blvd, Gardner, MA 01440) by 3:30. Please by gassed up and gone to the bathroom prior to that. Ride will include a group photo and the cruise through north central Mass. will last about 1-1.5 hours....we will end up at the Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, MA. There is a brew yard and BBQ on site. It's an easy ride back to hotels from there. Any questions feel free to pm me!

Lodging discounts will be announced at a later date.

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Price: $free

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Rank VI

May 20, 2024

#20
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WELL, what a weekend! Can't thank Bronco Nation members enough for the help and participation this past weekend! As of this writing BONES was able to raise $30,377 on Saturday! Great times and if you missed it? YOU MISSED IT! More to follow but just a quick thank you!!!!

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TK1215, Deano Bronc

Rank VI

May 21, 2024

#21
WELL, WELL, WELL....I cannot begin to convey how appreciative I am for the continued support of what I originally thought was just a day hanging with my buddies. May It Forward, presented by BONES has blown away any expectations that we started with. We have come a long way! This past Saturday was amazing. It started with a huge turnout for the Friday afternoon cruise with 45 trucks in attendance. With a casual photo stop right up the road the convoy continued for about 40 miles of scenic New England back roads until we reached our destination, the Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, MA. Great food, music, an art show and some cold beverages and comradery were consumed by all. Saturday morning comes early and when I arrived at about 7:15 it did not take long for the Bronco (and non-Bronco) family to start showing up to help were ever they could, truly a group effort! The group went about filling the multitude of goody bags as well as labeling and sorting the immense amount of raffle prizes that were on hand and so graciously donated by members and vendors near and far. The generosity of these businesses is a huge, huge push in what we are trying to do which is raise money for the Travis Mills Foundation (travismills.org) From their website:
"Post-911 veterans who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation receive an all-inclusive, all-expenses paid, barrier-free experience in Maine where they participate in adaptive activities, bond with other veteran families and enjoy much-needed rest and relaxation in Maine’s outdoors." Lunch was to be served and all of it donated by the cooking crew! To have these kinds of people in my life is truly indescribable...true brothers to me.
After John, the Foundation representative, gave a detailed presentation of the goings on at the retreat and the progress being made it seem to kick people into "Give Mode". The raffle went off and some mighty happy people went home with some truly great prizes. At last count there was 100 Broncos and 13 states representing, please correct me if I am wrong.... Through the ten years of doing this Bones has raised over $100,000 dollars for veterans!! This is a go for next year, God willing, and will be held May 16/17th, 2025 at the PACC social club, 171 Kendall Pond Rd. West, Gardner, MA 01440. Already working on next year's event so please think about us when planning to attend events next year. Get out there and visit some of the goings on around the country....I highly doubt you will ever regret the trip and the amazing people you will meet on your journey! I want to personally thank all of the participants for the dedication and their don't care about the weather attitude. Here's to the 10th annual 2024 may It Forward!
Have (2) 73 Broncos as well as a 2 door manual shift Velocity Blue Sasquatch in da house!!
TK1215, Laura
Staff member

Rank IV

May 21, 2024

#22
WELL, WELL, WELL....I cannot begin to convey how appreciative I am for the continued support of what I originally thought was just a day hanging with my buddies. May It Forward, presented by BONES has blown away any expectations that we started with. We have come a long way! This past Saturday was amazing. It started with a huge turnout for the Friday afternoon cruise with 45 trucks in attendance. With a casual photo stop right up the road the convoy continued for about 40 miles of scenic New England back roads until we reached our destination, the Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, MA. Great food, music, an art show and some cold beverages and comradery were consumed by all. Saturday morning comes early and when I arrived at about 7:15 it did not take long for the Bronco (and non-Bronco) family to start showing up to help were ever they could, truly a group effort! The group went about filling the multitude of goody bags as well as labeling and sorting the immense amount of raffle prizes that were on hand and so graciously donated by members and vendors near and far. The generosity of these businesses is a huge, huge push in what we are trying to do which is raise money for the Travis Mills Foundation (travismills.org) From their website:
"Post-911 veterans who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation receive an all-inclusive, all-expenses paid, barrier-free experience in Maine where they participate in adaptive activities, bond with other veteran families and enjoy much-needed rest and relaxation in Maine’s outdoors." Lunch was to be served and all of it donated by the cooking crew! To have these kinds of people in my life is truly indescribable...true brothers to me.
After John, the Foundation representative, gave a detailed presentation of the goings on at the retreat and the progress being made it seem to kick people into "Give Mode". The raffle went off and some mighty happy people went home with some truly great prizes. At last count there was 100 Broncos and 13 states representing, please correct me if I am wrong.... Through the ten years of doing this Bones has raised over $100,000 dollars for veterans!! This is a go for next year, God willing, and will be held May 16/17th, 2025 at the PACC social club, 171 Kendall Pond Rd. West, Gardner, MA 01440. Already working on next year's event so please think about us when planning to attend events next year. Get out there and visit some of the goings on around the country....I highly doubt you will ever regret the trip and the amazing people you will meet on your journey! I want to personally thank all of the participants for the dedication and their don't care about the weather attitude. Here's to the 10th annual 2024 may It Forward!

Way to go Bronco Nation. Such an important, wonderful cause for our friends.
TK1215, tasker
Moderator Staff member

Administrator

May 22, 2024

#23
You all are doing some awesome work building community and raising support. BONES is a fantastic group; I really appreciated how welcoming the members were at the Friday street cruise in '22. Still itching to get back and see the day-of event, sounds like one of the top Bronco events around. Thank you for your work for veterans, @tasker!
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Deano Bronc, TK1215

Rank VI

May 23, 2024

#24
I wanted to mention that Bronco Nation is extending the fund raising until May 31st for the gear for good donation T-shirt purchase! If at all interested, please order one up!! Thanks all!
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Deano Bronc

Rank VI

May 29, 2024

#25
AND....May It Forward is featured on the Ford Performance page!
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