I have read all the posts on many of the other forum websites. Thank you for posting your thoughts. After the weekend, I will be printing out ALL webites that have posted regarding katie. CF, SBN, DC.com, DC.net and others i find. I plan on putting it all in one bundle to hand to the family and for laya. Katie has reached many people and they should know all the kind words many have said about her.
The funeral arrangements are as follows:
When: 7 August
Time: 11:00 am
Where: Christ Our Lord Church
2610 Omisol Rd.
Lake Ridge, VA
Phone # 703.491.2953.
Specificly the plan for the funeral is that anyone who wants to come can. Anyone that wants to speak, the family will give you one minute to speak.
All those that show up on bikes will be pointed out to park along omisol road, NOT in the parking lot. The parking lot is small and we want that to be for family and those that ride in cars.
I will be there early to show how and where all bikers can park their bikes. They will be staggard closely and facing toward miniville road.
The family has no plans for a procession, so here is the plan for after the funeral.
One of the many things that katie liked to do for fun was meet up at the local pool hall. We have spoken with management and we will be heading to GATORS after the funeral.
Gators Billiards & Cafe
3093 Golansky Blvd
Woodbridge, VA 22192
We will leave procession style and head over to the pool hall. WE figured that this would be the best place for anyone who wants to come and talk anything motorcycle related. We feel this is something katie would want.
Management asks that we park at the back of the parking lot, but other than that. The more that come the better. You can stay in the parking lot outside gators, come inside for a beer, pool food.. whatever.
We just want to show a little respect by leaving the funeral in procession style as best as possible to stay together but DO NOT VIOLATE any LOCAL laws. Please!
I suggest showing up at the church by 10:15. I will be out there and I am also suggesting that we all wait outside until AFTER all the family has gone inside. Once they are in, then we all can overfill the church if need be.
The family has expressed that this is for katie and it is what she wants, so I hope MANY of you will show up.
A fund for Laya is being established. This will be for her to have money for college when she reaches that age.
All checks are to be written to "Christ Our Lord church" In the memo line, put " Laya Ashton Fund" . You can deliver the checks on saturday or you can mail it to:
Christ Our lord church
2610 Omisol Rd.
Lake ridge, Va 22191