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Memorial motorcycle ride set as fundraiser for scholarship

By Staff | May 14, 2013

HUGHESVILLE – A fundraiser has been set for the late Sarah Frycklund who was killed in a two-vehicle crash at the age of 20 on Route 220 in November 2008. A motorcycle ride will echo throughout the area in her tribute shared by her parents, Melissa and Dan Frycklund.

On Saturday, May 18, this ride-for-charity event will benefit Sarah’s alma mater. “Sarah’s Ride” not only raises money for a scholarship fund for a college-bound senior who wants to continue with music education, but it is also a reminder of the “frailty of life and the fleeting existence of a kind and generous woman. This scholarship (dedicated to the East Lycoming School District) is a reminder that Sarah is not physically with us, but she is in spirit – I know that with all of my heart and soul,” her mother said in a personal note she shared, a heartfelt expression of the pain of a mother’s longing and gratitude for those who ride in her memory.

Sarah Frycklund’s passion for music started at an early age. “You could hear it in the way she brought the music to life, as the notes sang from the instruments she played,” her mother said, recalling when her pre-teen daughter performed the theme to “Titanic” in a talent show at school.

“As a little girl, Sarah had developed a lump in her arm (for) which we went to a special children’s hospital. I remember fondly of spending quite a bit of time in that hospital as Sarah dealt with one of her scariest moments of her life up to that point,” her father said, and confirmed his daughter was a cancer survivor.

To this day, a wooden cross with Sarah’s name on it marks the site of the crash.

It’s a symbol of a life lost on a precarious curve on a busy highway near Beacon Light Road, and one that the motorcyclists will pass on the ride, according to her parents.

Registration for the ride will begin at 9 a.m. and the ride will begin at 11 a.m. departing from the Hughesville High School parking lot.