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.
Last weekend – some of the Post 7 members were invited to come visit Post 163 in Friday Harbor.
If you have never visited this Post, make yourself a day trip and go see their amazing collection of History! Give yourself plenty of time to hear the stories behind each display case, spend some time with your own thoughts while you peer through the glass and see the personal possessions, weapons, photographs and uniforms of our own local heros.
Take some time to just listen to the “Walls Talk” while you are there and then take a few moments of silence to thank those that have sacrificed their lives, their families and the ability to be with the ones they love – for you.
Here are some of the images from the trip and their incredible walls of History!
Thank you Post 163 for hosting our group and giving us a tour of your beautiful Hall of History!
For more images from our visit – please view our Photo Gallery.
For more information on Post 163 in Friday Harbor – please visit their website!
Please join the Legion Riders at Post 7 for our very first Tricycle Races for Royal Family Kids Camp!
We will “rev our engines” after the Remembrance Run on September 7th, 2013 at Post 7 in Bellingham WA and see how much we can raise to help local abused and neglected children get to camp next year! For more information on Royal Family Kids Camp – please visit this page.
For More information on the 10th Annual Remembrance Run – Please visit this page.
Come enjoy some good food, great music and FUN!
American Legion Post 7
1688 W. Bakerview Road
Bellingham, WA 98226