Veterans Ride for Honor raises $3,000


The second annual Karen Boback Veterans Ride for Honor, held on May 27, raised $3,000 to support local veterans’ organizations. This year the committee chose to divide the proceeds among four groups: First Lt. Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund to benefit veterans, Hunts for Healing and Patriot’s Cove, which both provide outdoor activities for veterans, and St. Hedwig Church for their programs for veterans. On July 10, checks were presented to the recipients at the Dallas American Legion. The event was sponsored by the Dallas American Legion, Post 672, Dallas. The Bike Run was sponsored by the American Legion Riders from Post 672, Dallas, and Post 495, Shickshinny. Riders made donations of $15 each and passengers donated $10. The Rotary Club of Dallas donated the funds to purchase the event patch. Shown are, first row: Art Peoples, Dallas Rotary; Art Parks, Post 672; Michael Brandon, Post 495; State Representative Karen Boback; Art Pimm, Post 672; Larry Lansberry, American Legion Riders (ALR), Post 672. Second row: Charles Fleming, Post 672; Jack Cleary; Pete Hatton, Hunts for Healing; Melissa Swire and Jeff Swire, Patriot’s Cove; Darlene Kupstas, Post 672; George Tucker, Post 672; Becky Miers, Post 672 (ALR); Sheila Brandon, Post 495 (ALR). Third row: Jim Kelley, Post 672; John Emil, Post 672.