Legion bike run, pig roast will raise funds

Saturday event will help raise badly needed dollars
for fireworks, parade fund

Cliff Buchan
News Editor

There will be plenty of activities at American Legion Post 225 on Saturday as Legion members work to raise funds for the 88th annual Independence Day celebration.

The event is billed as the Red, White and Blue Bike Run. The afternoon will be capped with a pig roast open to the public and live blues music at Post 225, 355 W. Broadway Ave..

Saturday’s activities are a Forest Lake Yellow Ribbon event.

The fun starts at noon with the departure of motorcycles taking part in the bike run. The run is open to all area motorcycle owners. Cost is $30 which includes the pig roast.

The Legion kitchen staff will begin serving food at 3 p.m. Cost to the public is $8 a plate. The menu includes the barbecue pig roast, a pasta salad, beans and cole slaw. All proceeds from the bike run and the pig roast will benefit the parade and fireworks fund which has not its target for the 2012 celebration.

2nd Event June 8

This week’s event is the first of two big events planned at Post 225.

On Friday, June 8, Post 225 will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a Roaring 20’s Party at 6 p.m.

The Roaring 20’s Party will have a gangster and flapper theme. There will be prizes for the top costumes.

The evening will include food, music and drink specials. The Minnesota State Lottery will be on hand with free $1 tickets from 6-8 p.m.

The event is open to the public. A chow mein dinner for $6 will be served starting at 6 p.m.