The Legion Riders would like to thank everyone that came out to support us in our first ever Legion Rider Craft Bazaar in November!
Thank you to the Vendors that purchased table space, the businesses that donated gift certificates, the individuals that donated items for the silent auction, those that put together baskets for us to auction off, the folks that spent time individually wrapping baked goods, setting up and tearing down, advertising for us and all the kids (and adults) who got their picture taken with Santa and his Harley!
We wanted to give back to our local children the way one of our recently lost Riders (John Fassett) did and so we started the John Fassett Scholarship fund to give to a local high school senior that shows the same heart for community service as he did and to raise enough to send a kid or two to camp for a week at Royal Family Kid’s Camp next summer (A camp for abused and neglected children.)
Originally we had hoped to raise at least $250 for our scholarship fund so we could give a deserving high school graduate a little something to thank them for their giving heart and help get them off to college with a little help…
But because of everyone that helped and donated…not only did we beat that goal of $250 for ONE graduating high school senior…but we raised enough to give 3 KIDS a $500 scholarship EACH and over $1800 to go toward sending kids to RFKC next summer!
Thank you. All of you!
John’s Sister, Daughter, Best Friend, Wife and Niece at the John Fassett Kid Park that is located behind Legion Post 7.
Long time Rider and Charter Member and good friend – John Fassett – passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, back in April of this year. The “Rider Family” and the “SAL Family” wanted to do something to honor John at the Post that would serve as a permanent reminder to us all as to what an amazingly beautiful man he was.
John loved to build things. He also loved making children happy.
What better way to honor him – than to dedicate a new playground area for the children that visit the Legion Hall – in John’s name?
On August 2nd, 2013, the SAL and the Legion Riders at Post 7 put together a fun family barbecue, rented a bouncy house and had John’s wife Linda and his daughter Lindy come cut the “ribbon” for the dedication of the new official John Fassett Kid Park area. His sister Jeanne Epp made sure to try out the slide and swing and honor her brother as well.
It was an evening filled with children’s laughter, hugs, a few tears and lots of love. Exactly what John would have wanted.
Our hearts are still heavy with grief – but every time a child climbs onto a swing under the “John Fassett Kid Park” sign and breaks out into a beaming grin – we will think of John and his great belly laugh and how much he would have loved to see a park for children created in his honor.
Please visit the Legion and enjoy some of the community dinners and events!
Bring your children!
We have a beautiful playground for them now and we would love to hear more laughter as they enjoy the swings, slide, sandbox and climbing wall!
For more images of the new playground and the dedication event – please visit our photo gallery HERE.