Jeremy Pepin, vice president Sedalia Firefighters Local 103, reminded Council members Monday night of the 13th annual Firefighters Memorial Ride, scheduled for this Saturday at Liberty Park.

The ride raises money for local scholarships and also maintains the Firefighters Memorial, located at the park.

A ceremony is slated for 10:30 Saturday morning, and the ride will begin at 11 a.m., and travel to the Lake of the Ozarks and return to Sedalia, ending at the End Zone in the Thompson Hills Shopping Center.

Pepin noted that 45 people are already registered for the ride, and he expects upwards of 150 will take part in this year's event.

Registration begins at 9 a.m.

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Last year's ride suffered from a hard rain that limited the number of participants, Pepin noted. Around $4,000 or $5,000 was raised then. This year, he is shooting for a goal of $10,000.

Last year's event allowed Local 103 to hand out four scholarships to those interested in choosing fire service or EMS as a career.