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American Legion Riders | Pearce Keller Post 17 | 114 McCall Rd | Manhattan KS 66502

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Veteran’s Day Parade 2017

23379941_10214844682219967_420385904648611300_nIt is a cold November day in Manhattan, Ks…..29 degrees.  The cold weather won’t stop the American Legion Riders from participating in the Veteran’s Day Parade.

The riders group is comprised of active duty veterans, retired veterans, spouses of veterans, sons and daughters of veterans.

We have members from all age groups. Continue reading

Annual Ratzloff Party

IMG_1832Another successful American Legion Riders party at Keith & Sandy’s house. This is a get-together we all look forward to each year.

Our riders aren’t just Legion members, we have become friends.

Every year for the past 4 years, Keith & Sandy have hosted this annual BBQ at their home. It is always so much fun.

The food was great, Ribs, Chicken and so many delicious sides. Of course there was a dessert table full of goodies.

No one went home hungry that night. Continue reading

Brownbag Ride To Miltonvale

bb7It was a beautiful day for a ride.

This is an annual ride the American Legion Riders take together. We take a ride down country roads and then stop in a small town.  Our lunch is from a “brownbag”, or any type bag will work.

We want to give out a special “Thanks” to Harold R. for planning the ride and destination. Continue reading

July 2nd Fundraiser

July Event FlyerOn July 2, 2017, the American Legion Riders had their annual July Fundraiser. This year our focus was on Raising Awareness of Veterans Suicide.

Part of the proceeds raised during this event will support a local veterans suicide organization.

This year we had a Bike Show, Entertainment by Michael B, Silent auction, Gun Raffle, Fireworks, Vendors, Food and Beer Garden.

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Dinner Ride To El Puerto

cc2Our monthly dinner ride for April was to an excellent restaurant in Clay Center.  The food is great and the service is fast.

We will start going on dinner rides now that the weather is getting warmer here at American Legion Post 17.

Each month we pick a different place to ride, and grab a bite to eat. It is always a good time.

For more information about joining the American Legion Riders group contact our post home.

Not many pictures were taken on this dinner ride. Continue reading

Biscuits And Gravy Fundraiser

flyerOn April 8th the American Legion Riders put on a “Biscuit and Gravy Feed” from 7-10 am.  The proceeds will benefit the Manhattan Emergency Shelter.

We offered biscuits, gravy, breakfast casserole and fresh fruit. Plus coffee and juice.

It started out a little slow but, when it got busy it stayed busy. All the riders were doing a great job keeping the food trays full. No one went home hungry that day.

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ALR Corned Beef And Cabbage Dinner

CORNED BEEF CABBAGE FLYERAnother successful “Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner” was put on by the American Legion Riders Post 17.

Our group enjoys putting on fundraiser dinners. For this particular event there are only pictures of us preparing the food for this fundraiser.

Our next fundraiser dinner is scheduled for April 8th. We will be serving Biscuits & Gravy, Breakfast casserole and fresh fruit. Continue reading

ALR Holiday Party

IMG_0031On December 13, 2016 the American Legion Riders had their “white elephant” holiday party.

It was so much fun picking out a present and wondering if it would be taken by someone else.

We had 26 members who participated in our holiday party.

Before the party actual got started we had a lot of great food to eat. Pizza and appetizers. We ordered the pizza, but all the appetizers were brought by the riders. Continue reading

Parking Cars

15203125_1692199964405383_1644902451536531008_nOn November 26, 2016, the KSU Wildcats played against their biggest rival- KU Jayhawks.

The American Legion Riders were lucky enough to get the opportunity to park cars for this game. I say lucky because this is a huge fundraiser for our group.

It can take years to get your name drawn to participate in this type of fundraiser. This year was our lucky year!!

We don’t have pictures of everyone, but we had a good turnout of helpers. I believe it was 10 riders who helped out that day.

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Wreaths Across America

15621753_1702378953387484_8577147810583208259_nThe ceremony for “Wreaths Across America” was on December 17, 2016 at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley-Manhattan.

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of holiday wreaths being donated to decorate graves at Arlington National Cemetery. The 8th year of a national campaign-dubbed Wreaths Across America will bring the same remembrance to hundreds of participating locations. Continue reading