Macomb Local News
The annual Western Illinois event dedicated to a child who lost her life as a result of child absue, will take place Saturday, June 16. 
 
Western Illinois Regional Council-Community Action Agency Victim Services will hold 'Silvie's Ride' in memory of Silven “Silvie” Iris Yocum, who became a fatal victim of child abuse on September 16, 2006 at just the age of five. The ride, as well as a full slate of events Saturday centered around it, will raise money for WIRC-CAA Victim Services as it continues its mission of helping children and families in West Central Illinois who have experienced or witnessed abuse. 
 
The ride is for anyone with a vehicle of any kind, not just a motorcylce. It costs $20 to register ($5 for passengers) with registration between 8 30 and 10 a.m. that morning at the Macomb Elks Lodge (401 S. Deere Road, Macomb). It will encompass McDonough Fulton Warren and Hancock counties.
 
There will be a breakfast before the ride, served at the Elks Lodge from 7-10 a.m. This costs $7 per person. 
 
Food and entertainment will be ongoing at the Elks Lodge after the ride, from 4:30-9:00 p.m. There will be a silent auction and $100 drawing for those who have completed the ride. The band 'Bucket Fish' is scheduled to perform. You do not need to take part in the ride to participate in the breakfast or the food and entertainment aspects of the day. 
 

For more details on Silvie's Ride, listen to my interview with Diane Mayfield of WIRC-CAA Victim Services.