The Legion Riders had the privilege of volunteering at a concert that was put on at Hillcrest Chapel – to raise some money to help send local and abused children to summer camp this year.
“Hear Our Voices” was a wonderful concert with a whole lot of talented musicians who gathered together and donated their time and they raised over $13,000!
For more information on Royal Family Kids Camp – please visit their webiste and their facebook page!
Please join us on November 17th, 2013 for our first annual Legion Riders Craft Bazaar, Bake Sale, Auction and Fund raiser for the John Fassett Memorial Scholarship fund and Royal Family Kids Camp!
Bring your children by for fun craft projects and let them get their photos taken with Santa and his Motorcycle (Or without Santa – for those that aren’t too fond of the Jolly ol Fellow!) and enjoy browsing some local artists and craftsters for some hand made gifts to give for the Holidays!
We will have a silent auction with a variety of gift certificates from local businesses and donated items as well as a bake sale for those of you with a sweet tooth!
All proceeds from the Silent Auction, Bake Sale and Vendor table fees will be split between the John Fassett Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Royal Family Kid’s Camp.
If you are interested in donating an item for the auction or baked goods or would like to inquire about getting a vendor table to sell your items – please contact:
Shelly: 360.441.8086 or Jen: 360.223.0070
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please help us raise some money to help local abused and neglected children and to reward a local 2014 graduating high school senior for being the kind of person that reaches out into their community and shares the same big heart for helping others that John did.
Let the festivities begin!
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.
The Ferndale Old Settler’s Parade is always such a wonderful family and community event and the Legion Riders were excited to be a part of the Parade again this year!
Not only did we have a good number of members participate and ride their bikes in the parade this year, but we also had some of our support members and family members come out to follow along the parade route and hand out mini American flags to the crowd! We passed out over 1500 flags to the men, women and children who lined the streets and it was such a beautiful sight to watch as they continued to wave their flags through out the remainder of the parade!
For the full gallery of images from the parade this year – please visit our Old Settler’s Photo Gallery!
Thank you Ferndale for such a great day!
Over the past few years – the Legion Riders, along with other clubs here locally, have done a Toys For Tots Run and spent weeks gathering new toys to be donated to needy children in Whatcom County who would normally have to go without any Christmas gifts due to their parents financial difficulties. It is always a wonderful experience for the Riders who participate.
We meet at the Trinity Biker Church on a usually very crisp and chilly morning, pack up all of the donated toys into as many vehicles as it takes to get all of the toys into and those that ride get in formation and ride behind Santa Clause all the way to the Toys for Tots station!
Once at the drop off donation center – everyone stands in a staggered line and they pass each toy down the line so that it is touched by each and every person that came to participate.
It is a very humbling and emotional experience.
This is one of our favorite rides every year. This year we hope to round up even more toys to donate to children in need!
If you would like to see more photos from our Toys For Tots Ride this year – please visit our Photo Gallery.