The American Legion Riders will host a benefit ride this Saturday to help raise funds for upcoming renovations to the American Legion Post 25 building.
On Saturday, the American Legion Riders will travel about 80 miles with other motorcyclists and motorists to raise money to improve the building at 1240 US 22, just outside of Washington Court House. The building, according to Tim Maggard, building fund chairman for American Legion Post 25, was built sometime in the mid-1970s, making the structure about 40-years-old.
“We are doing these renovations starting at the front of the building with the canteen area this Sunday,” Legion Riders president Terry Adkins said. “We are going to paint, replace ceiling tiles and more. We have been working on the shelter house out back to get it fixed up. That shelter house is available for rent just like the banquet room. The plan currently is to eventually remodel the entire building.”
Maggard said that it will cost the Legion approximately $7,000 to remodel just the canteen area. The local Home Depot gave them a grant for $3,000 to help with the renovations, which was of great assistance, said Maggard.
The ride will start with sign-ups at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 25 and will take off at 2 p.m. The cost is $15 per rider, $5 per passenger, and stops will be made at the Bainbridge Legion, Smitty’s in New Holland and it will end back at the American Legion Post 25 by 6 p.m. Following the ride, Krank will perform from 7 p.m. to midnight as the American Legion hosts a party, including a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, food and beverages.
“Everyone is invited to join us and we would really like to see the community come out to support these renovations and have a great ride,” Adkins said.
For more information about the event, call the American Legion at (740) 335-4990.
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