Even with wet and cold weather Saturday, nearly 100 bikers showed up for the 14th Annual Lakeland Hospice Motorcycle Ride. The poker-run styled event had stops in Perham, Vergas, Pelican Rapids, Lake Park, Detroit Lakes, Battle Lake, Erhard and more throughout West Central Minnesota. Riders collected tickets at each destination for a chance to win a variety of prizes including a television, gift baskets, tickets to special events and even a collector baseball signed by Harmon Killebrew himself. The ride ended with close to 300 people attending the free-will offering dinner at the American Legion in Ashby, MN. Nita Killebrew, wife of baseball great and hospice advocate, Harmon Killebrew, spoke about their experiences and Harmon’s work with hospice.
On display during the event was this year’s Harley Davidson motorcycle to be raffled off. Tickets are still available for a chance to win the 2015 Tony Oliva custom-designed motorcycle being raffled off next weekend. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the Lakeland Hospice offices at 805 East Channing in Fergus Falls.
This coming Saturday, August 29 is the 3rd Annual Harmon Killebrew Hospice Day at Target Field. Twenty-two charter buses from throughout West Central Minnesota are scheduled to head out for the game, where the Twins will be playing the Houston Astros. Buses will leave from a variety of locations throughout the area, and stop in Alexandria for a tail-gate lunch provided by Cub Foods. Burgers, chips and Harmon Killebrew Root Beer floats will be served. From there the buses will continue on to the Twin Cities in time to watch the 6:10 p.m. game and cheer on the Twins. Late in the game, Nita Killebrew herself will draw the winning ticket and the winner will be announced.
For more information on the day call (218) 998-1400 or go to HospiceKillebrew.org.