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

Stop By The Legion On Thursday For Dinner!!

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.

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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

Annual End Of Summer Party

annual party 3The American Legion Riders always look forward to our end of the summer cookout at Keith and Sandy’s home.

It’s a great time to get with our friends. There is always plenty of good food and drinks for everyone.

We always end the night sitting around the fire pit eating smores and enjoying each others company.

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July Celebration

IMG_2021One of our favorite fundraisers is the July 3rd celebration. We had a great turn out for this event. There was something for

This year we had food, a motorcycle show, a bouncy house for the children, live music, silent auction, vendors and a beer garden (for adults only).

.List of businesses that made donations:

  • Brooks Yamaha
  • Motorcycle Supply
  • Meritrust Bank
  • Three Rivers Engraving
  • Harley Davidson of Junction City
  • Celebration Fireworks

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Waterfalls And Haunted Places

DSC00966What happens when you plan a motorcycle trip in May? In Kansas?

You get cold weather! And within our first 45 miles, we got pelleted by freezing rain twice. Several people in the group backed out because of the cold temperatures, but those of us who went on this trip had a great time.

We stopped in Marion, KS to see our first waterfall. It is a manmade one in the city park area, but it was still very pretty. Next we made our way to Ellinwood, KS to check out the underground tunnels and old Hotel (with paranormal activity).

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