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The Nonprofit Organization, R.A.I.S.E. Mesquite (Raising Awareness, Involvement, Support, and Engagement) along with the City of Mesquite Department of Athletics and Leisure Services had a good turnout for their “Wheely” Good Time decorating contest. On July 4th, starting at 8:00 am on the West Field of the Mesquite Recreation Center at 100 Old Mill Road.

Red, White, and Blue adorned bicycles, skateboards, and everyone who attended. Everyone decorated and brought their masterpieces of decorations to be judged. The winners were announced and won a variety of prizes, including 2 bikes valued at about $900 donated by All in Cycles, the local bike shop.

The big winners of the 2 bikes were Aolani Baker and Braylon Morrow. The Morrow family in fact won big as several of the prizes were won by the members of the Morrows.

Some of the patriotic competitors.
(all photos: Jason Andrus)

The collapsible wagon donated by R.A.I.S.E. was won by Braxton Morrow as well as Brittany Morrow won a massage from Angel Whispers Spa in a random drawing from those who pre-registered before the event. Another massage was also given out from the drawing and went to Leah Baker.

Angel Whispers and Heavenly Gift Shoppe also had a vendor booth so people may be able to learn more about the local crystal paradise and spa salon of businesses. All in Cycles was also on hand to answer questions and help judge for the big prizes. They also brought another prize… a toddler balance bike, which made one toddler a very happy lil’ patriot.

Other winners included the following:

  • Kody Kersey won a skateboard from the Utley Group (Sun American Mortgage).
  • Lincoln Killmer won the scoot bike donated by the Heavenly Gift Shoppe
  • Baron Killmer won the Realtree Camo Big Wheel Bike donated by the Garcia Family (H&H Framing)
  • Almost all the kids who attended left with a prize!
  • Other prizes included the following awards –
    • Scooter donated by Aravado Springs
    • Tricycle and Helmet donated by Adonai Landscaping
    • Light up Scooter and Helmet donated by Jackson Contracting
    • Hot Wheels Toddler Bike donated by Karen Fielding ERA Realty
    • Heel Skates donated by Brooke’s Good Deeds (The McPheters Family)
    • Heel Skates donated by Pampered Pooches
    • 2 scooters were donated by Mesquite City Councilman Wes Boger
    • Two Gift Cards for Walmart ($20, $10) and $10 in cash for 4 children each from R.A.I.S.E.
    • Other prizes from Mr. Taco

“The kids and even parents had a lot of fun,” said R.A.I.S.E. President Calry Toutant. “It was so great seeing the kids get into the patriotism of the event and the day.”

The event overall was a massive hit and success.

“We have to thank everyone for supporting us and donating the prizes to make this possible,” said Toutant.

The finished patriotic wheely modes of transportation were paraded around for the judges and attendees to marvel at. (Photo: Jason Andrus)

Another awesome donation was from Mesquite Councilwoman Sandra Ramaker, who donated 500 otter pops and 2 coolers of water, so everyone stayed cool and hydrated on the hot holiday. The last prize is two tickets to the up-and-coming country music star Jordan Davis’s concert on July 27th at the Staheli Family Farm in Washington, Utah. The cost of the tickets is $37.50 each and with fees are about $40 each. The concert is a charity concert that benefits the nonprofit “Get Out” which promotes kids doing more things outdoors and not video games and TV, etc. The nonprofit also provides kids opportunities to learn from professionals in sports such as rock climbing, wakeboarding, biking, and more.

Jordan Davis is best known for his song “Buy Dirt” which is a duet with Luke Bryan. For the music video, click the link here. Official Music Video:

The winners of the tickets will be announced this weekend. Also, we are giving away two more tickets to the Jordan Davis Concert to the 5th person who can email us at with the answer to this question: What does the Acronym R.A.I.S.E. stand for?

We picked the 5th person since there are 5 acronym letters in R.A.I.S.E. and we will announce the winners on social media when the winner is decided. Remember to add your whole name, email address, and phone number so that if you win we can contact you and send you the tickets for the event.

For more information about the Jordan Davis Concert, visit

For more information about R.A.I.S.E. and upcoming events, please email or visit the R.A.I.S.E. Mesquite Facebook page at

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