Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 2 for the Rodney Patten Memorial Ride 'Riding With Rodney' at Caswell's ATV Park. Cost is only $10 to get in. All  off-road vehicles, 4 wheelers, dirt bikes, side by side. Come out and enjoy a day of fun with hot dogs and cold drinks while they last. Memorial T-shirts will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited just as Rodney would have wanted.

Now, I would like to tell you a little bit about my friend Rodney. I had the pleasure like so many of you of getting to know Rodney several years ago. I use to always see Rodney out on the dance floor with the ladies having a good time. He always had a smile on his face and was just one of those guys you just want to sit down and have a few beers with. And we did, several times.

Rodney was the type of man who would do anything for you if you needed help. When I attended his funeral, everything the preacher said about Rodney and how he lived his life was spot on. This earth may have lost a good man, but heaven gained a good soul. I'm sure if there is a dance hall in heaven, you'll probably find Rodney out on it, dancing to the song Cowboys and Angels.

Rodney was an avid Kicker 102.5 listener and loved country music. No matter what concert or event Kicker was doing Rodney was always there. It's kind of strange but every time I'm at some concert event I can't help but see Rodney out there among the crowd smiling and have a great time.

For more information about the Rodney Patten Memorial Ride TXT 903-244-1301.