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Local Business owner excells in inaugural Tour du Rouge
Tyler County Booster - June 2009
Ky D. Griffin owner of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Homes was one of the First to sign up and one of the first to finish the 512 mile, 6-day Tour du Rouge Bicycle Ride from Houston to New Orleans. Designed as a fund raiser for The American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund, it was appropriate that the tour’s route took the bicyclist through areas hardest hit by hurricanes like Jefferson County, Cameron, Louisiana and New Orleans. The tour attracted bicycle endurance athletes from all over America. Ky trained for over 2 years in anticipation of the event. Originally scheduled for October 2008, The tour was rescheduled to May 3-8, 2009 because of Hurricane Ike. If you would like to make a donation to The American Red Cross in honor of Ky’s accomplishment, contact any local Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home.