Annual motorcycle ride benefits children displaced by natural disasters

Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club members arrive for lunch at Harry and Lloyds in Americus. Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club members arrive for lunch at Harry and Lloyds in Americus. Photo by Tagan Trahoon/ KVOE News

Members of the Fire and Iron motorcycle club flocked into Americus for their annual benefit ride Saturday morning.

The fifth annual motorcycle ride began in Olpe at 9:30 and arrived for lunch at Harry and Lloyds Bar and Grill in Americus shortly after 11 am. Firefighters from four different stations across the area took part in the event which raises funds to benefit children displaced by fire and other natural disasters.

Emporia Fire Captain Tony Fuller says the work the club does can help shine light on a dark time for many children.

 

Harry and Lloyd's owner Michael Phillips says when he was asked by Fuller to host this year's event it was a simple decision and it feels great to be a part of an amazing cause.

 

Club members that took part in the event included firefighters from station 135 in Emporia, station 146 in Topeka, 105 in Shawnee and 27 in Salina. Along with the ride were a silent and live auction which included items such as toolkits, coolers, pictures and memorabilia. Fuller reports the day's event raised approximately $2,100.

 

Photos by Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News 

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