Total donations came to $8251.00
The winners are as follows
1st Mexico $1448.00
2nd St. James $1305.00
3rd St. Louis $1157.62
Mt. Vernon, Cape Girardeau, Cameron, and Warrensburg all received $1085.00
We did not have individual collectors. This was a state wide donation from all Posts and Districts.
Flyers were sent to all Posts and Districts in Missouri soliciting donations
VFW Riders from around the state participated in the annual poker ride to the 7 Missouri Veterans Homes starting at Mt Vernon and ending at Warrensburg. There were 14 motorcycles and a trail vehicle on the ride. Ride Captain Roy Sherwood did a wonderful job of ensuring that all riders arrived safely at the homes. The residents at all of the homes were excitedly anticipating our arrival and ecstatic to see us. Although the weather didn’t always cooperate (rained most of the time), we all had a great time. Riding in the rain can take it’s toll as you can see by riders relaxing in the atriums. Even Rayne rode on the back of Jr Vice Commander Nancy Cowan’s trike.
Story text was submitted by Mo Riders Chairman Roy Sherwood and Dept of Mo Jr-Vice Commander Nancy Cowan.
Photos were submitted by Dept of Mo Jr-Vice Commander Nancy Cowan.