We have all heard of 'Christmas in July' but, what about Christmas in August? For children in need of Christmas in general, there is no wrong month.

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What Is the Poverty Rate in Lapeer County?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lapeer County has a 9.3% poverty rate. And the estimated population as of July 2022 was approximately 88,780 residents.

This means that Lapeer County has approximately 8,257 residents living below what is considered the poverty line. This creates an opportunity for the Lapeer community to step in and help out those who may be less fortunate.

Sometimes Reindeer Have Wheels in Lapeer County

To the thought of children in Lapeer County not having Christmas presents this year, the Eagle Riders of Lapeer have said 'No. That's not happening!' for 15 years in a row. And they don't plan on quitting anytime soon.

Coming up is Kem's Christmas for Kids 16th Annual Eagle Riders of Lapeer Benefit Ride on August 26th, 2023, where all proceeds go toward Christmas presents for in-need children in Lapeer County.

What Will Kem's Christmas for Kids Entail?

Sign-up at the F.O.E. at 3565 Davison Rd. in Lapeer will be from 8:30 to 10:30. Any wheeled vehicles are welcome to participate. And obviously the more who participate, the more money will be raised for these children.

Entry fee is just $15.00, day of, per driver. And just $10.00 for each passenger. This includes a meal, as well as a silent auction, prizes, and 50/50 drawings.

The benefit ride leaves at 10:30 am sharp, with the last vehicle in at 5 pm.

Want to Participate but Have Questions?

If you would simply like to donate, or have questions about participating in the event itself, please contact the following:

Steve Gerwolds at 810-793-7300. Jim Gerwolds at 810-625-6726. Harlen Balzer at 810-441-9445. Mike Young at 248-867-3093.

Let's make this 16th annual Kem's Christmas for Kids Benefit Ride the biggest and best one ever. Because every child deserves a Christmas present.

Sold Out - A Successful Lapeer Free Kids' Bike Giveaway

Check out the smiles created by this amazing, family friendly, annual Lapeer event.

25 Great Places to Take the Kids Before Summer Ends

The school year will be here before you know it. Before it is, take the kids someplace fun. No matter the age of your kids, how much time you have, what your budget is, or where you want to go, there are plenty of places to go to take the kids and enjoy activities. Here are 25 places you can take the kids before the summer is up.


Here are some of the most hyper-realistic cakes you will ever see. From clocks, to plants, to mac-n-cheese, and everything in between. Prepare to have your mind blown. Because with these works of art, you CAN have your cake and eat it too!