Legion riders feted to BBQ in the park
Last updated 7/24/2019 at 3:43pm
Members of the American Legion Riders Post #28 was in Odessa last week on their way to Spokane for a Legion convention.
The group was met just outside of Odessa by members of the local VFW and American Legion posts on their own motorcycles, as well as other non-motorcycle members from Odessa. The local veterans and various townspeople gathered at Reiman Park to treat the riders to a barbecue of bratwurst and buns and bottled water. The folks on bikes were very appreciative, and left for a quick stop in Ritzville on their way to Spokane. The Odessa veterans on motorcycles accompanied them as far as Ritzville.
According to their website, the purpose of this group is to promote and support programs of the American Legion and the surrounding communities by participating in parades and other ceremonies that are within the Aims and Purpose of the American Legion. They also provide social activities for American Legion members and their families who share an interest in motorcycling, to promote motorcycle safety, and support other motorcycle associations.
They usually meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion post at 276 8th Ave. NW in Ephrata.
The group's director Pat Hanford also said the group was involved in fundraising for an organization that raises money for college scholarships for the children of American armed service personnel killed or severely wounded in action.