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Legends Event Fights Veteran Homelessness

Legends Event Fights Veteran Homelessness
Judy Lacey / 30 Jan 2016 / No Comments » Comments

 

Leather vests covered with patches and pins, military caps and motorcycle boots — there are plenty at Windsor 4 this weekend at the Legends of Route 66 event.

 Pat Farrell, president of the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council of Mohave County, offers a welcome home to a visiting veterans at the Legends of Route 66 Event. Judy Lacey/RiverScene

Pat Farrell, president of the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council of
Mohave County, offers a welcome home to a visiting veterans at the Legends
of Route 66 Event. Judy Lacey/RiverScene

 

Hosted by Veterans United Arizona, the event is a fundraiser to raise awareness of and financial aid for homeless veterans in Mohave County. VUA president Frankie Lyons has long dreamed of the day when there will no longer be homeless veterans, and she has worked tirelessly to raise funds to create a transition home in Lake Havasu that homeless veterans can call home.

 

The three-day event draws veterans and supporters with a car show, motorcycle show, Rosie the Riveter competition, arm wrestling, poker run, tattoo contest and more. Two bike build-offs have motorcycle and bicycle enthusiasts competing for the best designs.

The River Riders pose for a photo Saturday afternoon at Windsor 4. Rick Powell/RiverScene

The River Riders pose for a photo Saturday afternoon at Windsor 4. Rick Powell/RiverScene

 

Vendors are offering a variety of food and merchandise to event goers. A steady stream of visitors walked from booth to booth today in spite of about 20 mph winds most of the day that kept the large flags on top of booths stiff in the wind.

 

Today, the Scottsdale Harley Davidson Drill team performed twice. Starting at 1 p.m. today, the audience was wowed by an Eagles Tribute Band and local bands Crosscutt and Sidewynder.

 

The event continues Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Frankie Lyons poses with the Harley Davidson of Scottsdale Precision Drill Team Saturday afternoon. Rick Powell/RiverScene

Frankie Lyons poses with the Harley Davidson of Scottsdale Precision Drill Team Saturday afternoon. Rick Powell/RiverScene

Flags flew stiff in the 20 mile-per-hour winds today at the Legends of Route 66 event. Judy Lacey/RiverScene

Flags flew stiff in the 20 mile-per-hour winds today at the Legends
of Route 66 event. Judy Lacey/RiverScene

People enjoy the Legends Route 66 Bike Build Off Saturday afternoon at Windsor 4. Rick Powell/RiverScene

People enjoy the Legends Route 66 Bike Build Off Saturday afternoon at Windsor 4. Rick Powell/RiverScene

An Eagles Tribute Band, "Heartache Tonight" pose for a photo during the Legends of Route 66 Bike Build Off. Rick Powell/RiverScene

An Eagles Tribute Band, “Heartache Tonight” pose for a photo during the Legends of Route 66 Bike Build Off. Rick Powell/RiverScene

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