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

Come Join The American Legion Riders on December 4, 2015 For Our Monthly Fundraiser Dinner from 5:00-7:00pm, Just $8.00, Kids 6 and under eat FREE!

Veterans Day 2015

Thank you VeteranThe American Legion Riders enjoyed the Veterans Day Breakfast at the Legion Post home and then off to the Parade.

What a difference a year makes. Last year it was bitter cold for the parade and this year it was a beautiful (but windy) 66 degree morning.

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November Hawaiian Luau Dinner

12195933_1533573643601350_3314520721283220741_nAnother great fundraiser dinner at the American Legion Post 17 in Manhattan, KS. Everyone enjoyed the good eats and many went back for seconds.

On our menu for November was Pork loin with teriyaki or sweet and sour sauce, mashed potatoes with pork gravy, rice, Hawaiian salad, lime jello, Hawaiian king rolls, cheesecake, key lime poke cake, cookies and iced tea or coffee. It was very tasty.

The American Legion Riders decorated the post with the “Luau” theme. Every guest was given a lei to wear. It was a fun evening.

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October Spaghetti Dinner

spagOn October 2nd the American Legion Riders of Post 17 had their first monthly dinner. All the food and desserts were prepared and served by the riders.

For our first dinner we decided on Spaghetti with meat sauce (or alfredo sauce), salad and breadsticks. Our ladies also made a huge selection of desserts; sheet cakes, cookies and cheesecake. No one went home hungry that night.

The monthly dinners are put together for our group to raise funds for different events. The American Legion Riders from Post 17 will donate $500.00 to the “Big Red One Turkey Run”.. We will also be participating in distributing the food to soldiers and their families.

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Annual Fall Cookout

12065750_1522734198018628_6724402475091553411_nThis fall (2015) we had another great cookout at Sandy and Keith’s house. This is our 3rd annual cookout.

What a great way to come together for good food and good company with our friends, the American Legion Riders.

Thank you for putting together another fun cookout Sandy and Keith!!

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Make Some Noise For MHS Football

mhs 3It was really loud in the end zone when the motorcycles started their engines.

The American Legion Riders and others were asked to bring their bikes to the football field on Friday night home games.

This was done to show our support for the Manhattan High School football team.

There were 22 motorcycles at the last game and let me tell you it is very loud when all the bikes start their engines at the same time.

October 30th is the last home game for this season. Maybe we can get 30 motorcycles out to that game.

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Fort Riley Ceremony for September 11

12002773_1518040978487950_2761208484999018889_nOn Friday, September 11, 2015 the American Legion Riders from Post 17 participated in the Fort Riley Ceremony.

The ceremony is a tribute to the more than 3,000 people who were killed in the attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. The ceremony also pays tribute to the thousands of soldiers who have been killed or wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

We all remember where we were and what we were doing on that horrible day.

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Sturgis 75th Anniversary Part Two

Vet club SturgisOne place we definitely wanted to go was the Veteran’s Club in Sturgis. The club represents the VFW and American Legion. The members are very friendly.

Every morning before and during the Sturgis Rally they cook up a great breakfast for a very reasonable price. Our group ate there a couple of mornings.

On one of our visits to the Veteran’s Club we presented our “license plate” from Post 17 Manhattan, KS to the Commander.

The club is located one block from downtown Sturgis. We were able to park our motorcycles there and walk to all the attractions in Sturgis.

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Recent Rides

Our Daily BreadIn late August, the American Legion Riders group went for a nice Sunday ride to Barnes, Kansas.  This town is small with a population of about 159.

Our destination point for lunch was at a restaurant called “Our Daily Bread” in downtown Barnes.  Where they pride themselves on good homemade food.

It may not look fancy on the outside, but the food is delicious and the desserts are wonderful. This restaurant is definitely worth the drive.

Take a look at the first slideshow to see how the inside of “Our Daily Bread” is decorated.

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Dinner Ride To El Puerto

11892112_10207839703059866_1283214229606565443_nThe dinner ride for the month of August was to El Puerto Mexican Restaurant in Clay Center, KS.  We had a great turnout for this ride.

The food was excellent and the service was great.  Check out the balancing act of one of the waiters.

A couple people in our group were celebrating a birthday (Lynda and Jimmy) so everyone sang the “Happy Birthday” song to them.

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Sturgis South Dakota

cabin 9We all made it to South Dakota and back, safe and sound. That part of the country is absolutely beautiful. The cabin that Andie had reserved for us was perfect. The scenery was incredible.

Going to and from the cabin was quite the challenge (a couple miles of gravel) but once you arrived at the cabin, it was worth the ride.

There were a lot of pictures taken by different people in our American Legion Riders group, not all of them are posted here on our website. The following slideshows are separated by different categories.

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