More than 20 motorcycles rumbled into Hershey for the Oil Heat Cares charity ride Monday. The annual event, put on the National OESP Show, saw riders from across the country embarking from the Hershey Lodge into the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside.
Points of interests included stops at the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville, the country’s oldest running brewery. From the respite at the brewery, the OESP gang headed to Centralia, known for its underground coal fires that wiped out the entire town. Started in 1962, the fires continue burning today.
More than 150 miles were tallied on the ride Monday. In addition to the ride, the charity event also hosted participants who rode bicycles and walked to raise substantial funds for Oil Heat Cares.
Oil Heat Cares is a Not-for-Profit Foundation that assists needy persons and organizations with the replacement of their oil heating appliance. Funds are raised to purchase heating equipment and OESP (The National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals) Chapters, Members and other Oil Heat partners identify those within their neighborhoods that need a temporary helping hand and install the heating equipment at no cost to the homeowner.
For more information on OESP, www.naohsm.org.