Friday evening was a momentous occasion, as the Punxsutawney Eagle Riders No. 1231 presented a $15,000 check to the DuBois/Jefferson Special Olympics.
The Eagle Riders held their annual Burrow Thunder event on July 6.
The goal was to raise at least $10,000, and the Riders surpassed that goal by $5,000.
Pictured are (front, from left) Fred Barenchik, Eagle Riders chaplain; and Stacy Truman, manager of DuBois/Jefferson Special Olympics; (middle row) Jullian Witherow, Eagle Riders secretary; Jim Burton; Denny Fetterman, Eagles secretary; Ronald Bianco; Sandy Pavlak, Groundhog Festival Committee; Sharon Bianco; Lorie Beercheck; (back row) Kraig Makohus; Bill Pearce, vice president of the Eagles; Christine Pearce; Keith Raybuck, Eagle Riders treasurer and road captain; Mary Jane Knox; and Dennis Knox, Eagle Riders president.