A new event is blossoming at Beauvoir this Saturday. They are hosting their inaugural Chuck Bond Memorial Run for Roses.
This is a ride that is approximately 60 miles starting at Beauvoir and coming back. They will have stops in Long Beach, Waveland, Bay St. Louis, and Gulfport. At each stop, they will draw a card and the goal is to build the best poker hand.
It is $30 to register and that includes the driver and a passenger and a lunch of red beans and rice. The event will go on from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and you can purchase tickets at the event.
There will be a trophy presentation, door prizes, and games. All proceeds will go to the maintenance and upkeep of Varina’s Rose Garden.
This event is named after the passing of former volunteer at Beauvoir Chuck Bond. Kitsaa Stevens with Development and Programs at Beauvoir said, “We decided a great way to honor a great man was to have a run for roses. Mr. Chuck was a very avid supporter of Beauvoir. He just loved this place. He would come when we had work days and he would work in the garden and help us get ready for different major events.”
Beauvoir is also looking volunteers to work in the rose garden. Message them on Facebook if you’re interested.