LARGO - For the fourth straight year, motorcyclists and others gathered to honor Phoebe Jonchuck, a 5-year-old girl who was thrown off the Dick Misener Bridge by her father in 2015.
Riders met at the Bellissimo Italian Eatery in Largo on March 25 for breakfast before traveling to the Sunshine Skyway rest area on the north end of the bridge for a flower drop. They then rode to the Red Tiki in Pinellas Park for a scholarship benefit party, which included music, raffle prizes and auction items.
The event benefited the Phoebe Jonchuck scholarship fund, which is set up with St. Petersburg College, and honors Phoebe’s life by raising awareness of child abuse, anger and mental health issues.
In the past three years, more than $10,000 has been raised for a scholarship for college students in the social service or mental health fields.