One way to show your support for local troops is with the American Legion Riders along with the Storm Lake Moose Lodge as they sponsor a "With You, Always" Benefit Ride, Oct. 2.
Items can be dropped off at Midwest Motorcycle Apparel at 115 S. Main Street, Alta or the Moose Lodge, Storm Lake. The ride name 'With You Always,' was inspired by the Bible Verse Matthew 28:20.
There is a $15 entry fee - this money will go towards purchasing postage for the care packages. Participants are also asked to bring an item from the care package list. See list below.
The goal is to collect enough packages for about 100 soldiers. Registration for the ride will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the day of the ride and departure will start soon thereafter.
The ride will be between 100 and 120 miles, and go through areas of the region and make seven to eight stops along the way and end at the Moose Lodge, Storm Lake. The Moose Lodge will be serving a meal at the end of the ride.
Care package items include:
Hygiene items - razors, Gold Bond Powder, sun block, lip balm, lotion, nail clippers/emery boards, hand sanitizers.
Books/Fun stuff - hard bound journals, envelopes, stamps, magazines, coloring books or activity books, small box of crayons, beach balls, balloons, frisbees, small water guns, cards, travel games (magnetic), dice.
Food/Candy - Slim Jims, cheese crackers, Cheez-Its, 100 Calorie Packs, peanuts, Jolly Ranchers, trail-mix, butterscotch's, mints, Lifesavers, Root Beer Barrels, drink packs for bottled water (1 serving size), pudding packs, Jell-O packs, Pop Tarts, granola bars. For more information contact "Wild Man" at 712-730-2712.