Bike Rally Benefits Veterans
JEFFERSON CITY- The Elks Lodge 513 held its annual "Run for the Vets Motor Rally" from 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday night. It included a 125 mile motorcycle rally across Mid-Missouri, dinner, an auction, raffle, and a dance.
Registration for the motor rally began at 10 a.m., with a blessing for the run at 11:30 a.m. Individual participants could pay $10 and and use any form of transportation. The run was approximately 125 miles round trip, starting at the Elks Lodge on Ellis Boulevard with stops at Tooters Saloon & Steak House in Eldon; Hook's Bar & Grill in Osage County; Sugar Creek Restaurant in Meta; and Tirebiters in Osage Beach.
Over one hundred bikers and veterans combined made up the rally. One local veteran said the event is extremely important to him and represents the pride, love, and patriotism for veterans in the community.
Members of the Elks lodge said supporting the Veterans is a clubs number one priority.