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Special Olympics- Cruisin For Champions!

August 27, 2020

From Friday, August 07 to Sunday, September 13, Special Olympics Texas and Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) are hosting Cruisin’ for Champions – a virtual motorcycle ride to raise $100,000 ($25,000 in each region) to improve the quality of life for our athletes. 

What is a virtual ride? A virtual bike ride works exactly the same as any other type of ride but the difference is that you can ride any distance, any time, any where, and with anyone to raise awareness! All you have to do is register to ride – set up a fundraising page and post some pics from your ride.

By registering as a fundraiser you are offered incentives for each monetary level reached – and you get to choose your items from our NEW incentive store after the event! Fundraisers also receive an entry into the weekly raffling drawing including gift cards and prizes!

You can get started in 5 easy steps                  

Step 1: REGISTER                    

Step 2: DONATE – make a donation to your own campaign.

Step 3: SHARE on social media – Invite colleagues, friends, and family to join the fun (they can ride anywhere – even outside the state!) Download the “I rode for Special Olympics sign” below

Step 4: FUNDRAISE – send your fundraising link to everyone you know – people give when they are asked!

Step 5: POST –  Hashtag us!  #sotx #cruisinforchampions #rideforSOTX #ridetowardinclusion #LETR #inclusionrevolution




Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas

March 1 - December 15

This tour is a self-guided motorcycle tour that has stops throughout the state of Texas. The tour is open to all types of motorcycles (as defined by Texas Law) and riders/passengers. All riders must be at least 18 years old and licensed to operate a motorcycle. Riders are to be safety conscience and obey traffic laws. Participants in the tour will visit tour stops that include roadside attractions, historical sites, memorials, unique geography, and biker friendly businesses. For…
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$1.00 – $3.00

Railroad Heritage center

October 22 @ 9:30 am - December 28 @ 4:30 pm

Railroad Heritage Center: History steams into downtown with the Texas State Railroad Society’s presentation at the Railroad Heritage Center featuring a 37′ x 17′ HO scale model train display. Marvel at model train displays, hands on exhibits, history, artifacts and train memorabilia. 808 W. Oak Street 7 days a week during Christmas in Palestine! $3.00 per adult $1.00 per child A 37′ x 17′ HO scale model railroad
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$20.00 – $120.00

The Polar Express (TM) Train Ride

November 13 - December 28

The Polar Express™ Train Ride: November 13 – December 28 Read along with the story as the historic steam strain makes its magical round-trip from the Palestine Depot to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, a treat and a special gift for each child.
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Old Town Carriage Rides – Palestine

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - December 19 @ 11:45 pm

Old Town Carriage Rides Saturdays November 14 thru and December 19 and a special opportunity to ride December 24th, Christmas Eve. Departing from the Shelton Gin, climb into a beautiful classic carriage and enjoy a ride throughout the Historic Main Street District aglow with holiday lighting. Each ride can hold 2-4 adults, groups with children may accommodate more riders. $25.00 per ride. For questions or more information, please call 903-804-0494. Private rides are available (price…
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Grinch’s Lair at the Historic Anderson County Jail

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - December 20 @ 6:00 pm

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November 20 to December 20. Hours: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. He’s mean, he’s green and he’s in Palestine. The Grinch will take you on a tour of his home. Characters from the beloved book are staged throughout the historic attraction.
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