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The Iowa Quilt

The Department of Iowa Mid Winter Conference was held Feb. 14,15 & 16th in Des Moines. During the Legion and Auxiliary Joint meeting held on Friday, our Chapter was one of three who received a recognition plaque for our donation to The Legacy Scholarship Fund. In order to be eligible to receive this, a donation of $750.00 or larger is required. There were 6 of our members present to accept this for our Chapter. The weather caused a lower attendance than usual, I thought.

The American Legion Riders of Shellsburg Post 166 are raffling two Harley Davidson t-shirt quilts to aid our fundraising efforts to help veterans and their families.

The Iowa quilt, as we call it, is made of donations by Harley Davidson dealerships across Iowa. The drawing for this will be held at the end of our 5th Annual Charity Ride on June 7th.

The donations for what we deemed The Legacy Quilt were gathered during the 2013 Legacy Ride. This ride was held August 18-22, 2013. More than $334,000 was raised during the ride, as nearly 400 riders rode the 1,300 miles from Indianapolis to League City,Texas. This drawing will be held on August 16th in Indianapolis on the eve of the 2014 Legacy Ride. The Legacy Scholarship Fund is for children who have suffered the loss of a parent during Active Duty since 9/11/2001. They have sacrificed enough and deserve our help.

Both quilts have exceeded our expectations by far. The American Legion Riders cannot come up with the words to thank those responsible for making this endeavor a reality.

The individuals who donated their time, materials, money and amazing talent-

Catherine Schulte- Norway

Jenny Jordt- Sigourney

Leola Wagner- Watkins

Connie’s Quilt Shop- Marion

Quilter’s Corner- Independence

Tickets are available now. Come to the Legion Pancake Breakfast on Saturdays from 8-10 or contact an American Legion Rider.

The Iowa Quilt Harley Davidson Dealerships are-

Big Barn Harley Davidson- Des Moines, IA

Chipp’s Harley Davidson- Osceola, IA

C & C Harley Davidson- Chariton, IA

Hawkeye Harley Davidson- Coralville, IA

Lentner Harley Davidson- Ottumwa, IA

Loess Hills Harley Davidson- Pacific Junction, IA

Metro Harley Davidson- Cedar Rapids, IA The Iowa Quilt

Route 65 Harley Davidson- Indianola, IA

Waukon Harley Davidson- Waukon, IA

Zylstra Harley Davidson- Ames, IA

The Legacy Quilt Harley Davidson Dealerships are-

Adam Smith’s Texoma Harley Davidson- Sherman, Texas

Gruene Harley Davidson- New Braunfels, Texas

Hideout Harley Davidson- Joplin, Missouri

Javelina Harley Davidson- Boerne, Texas

Legacy Harley Davidson- Effingham, Illinois

Ozark Harley Davidson- Lebanon, Missouri

Legacy Run 2013 Kickstands Down shirt-

Post 554 of League City, Texas

The Legacy Quilt

American Legion Dept. of Iowa Commander Demarest presenting award to Members of the Shellsburg ALR. Seated at the table L to Right- Randall Eicher (Sons of the American Legion National Vice Commander), Mike Blanchard (Sons of the American Legion Dept. of Iowa Detachment Commander).

Standing L to R- Wayne Satrom (The American Legion National Vice Commander), ALR members- Rob Lamb, Bob Slagel, Kaye Bonesteel, Gary Bonesteel, Roger Goehring (hidden) and Bob Wenger (hidden), Jim Demarest (American Legion Dept. of Iowa Commander)

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