PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - If you noticed a lot of bikers on the roads in South Mississippi this morning, they were probably headed to Governor Bryant's HOG Ride for charity.
Each year, hundreds of cyclists pay to take part in the annual fundraiser that helps support the scholarship fund for Jackson County's Home of Grace addiction recovery center.
"It's a great event. Police escorted ride from here to Gulfport," said American Legion Riders President, David Belcher.
The convoy of more than 600 bikes left from Singing River Island in Pascagoula around 7:30 am headed to First Baptist Church in Gulfport for a large car show and landing ceremony.
"We're helping these young men and women who've lost their way in life," Governor Bryant said of the event. "Come out and support the Home of Grace, and we're going to save some lives."
"I've never felt so much love. It's amazing. I've never felt anything like it before," said Home of Grace Resident, Vernon Lowarch.
The festivities actually kicked off Friday night with a concert by Christian artist Zach Williams at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.