It was when a group realized how sad the holiday season could actually be for homeless veterans, that the NVHS was formed. Events such as today’s gathering at American Legion Post #1, just north of Titusville, Fl., helped to raise some of the funds needed to provide for these veterans. There was a Poker Run, which ended at Post#1, where there was hot food waiting, plus live entertainment by the TMI (Twisted Minds Inc.) Band. Also on the agenda, were raffles and an auction, which featured some pretty valuable merchandise, plus a 50/50. From what I could see, the sizable crowd was really enjoying themselves, while providing for the homeless vets. Post #1 provides its guests with a huge pavilion, plus a bar and tables, both inside and out…all this plus beautiful weather accounted for the large crowd. Want a fun day…? Keep your eyes peeled for the next event at Post #1…tell ‘em Old School Biker Magazine sent ya…
Wow! What an awesome day this Sunday was at the American Legion Post 1 Sunday Funday… Tons of good food and plenty of face melting music going on by one of Brevard County’s TOP rock bands Twisted Minds, Inc. People come from all over to see this awesome band! They were also joined on stage by another great local band Seed. They rocked the day away from 1 til 5pm, boy does time fly when your having fun…
I got to see all my friends this weekend and that makes for one happy photographer… I’m not too good at writing stories about my day in words so I choose to tell you in photographs…
So with that being said please be safe out there and ENJOY!
Dec. 2, 2018 dawned bright and mostly clear…a bit cool in the early hours, but, warming up FAST…perfect riding weather. AND, ride they did…
well over 500 machines…laden with goodies for the less fortunate kids of Brevard County.
They assembled at Merritt Square Mall, right in front of Macy’s huge store…we thank you Macy’s for THAT!!! We made the rounds to the strains of some old-time country music, provided by a mobile DJ.
I left a few minutes ahead of the main body, to secure a spot along the route to the ending point…Post #1, just north of Titusville.
There was no police escort this year, so I had to capture increments of the column as it was broken up by traffic lights along the way. I got my shots from almost ½ mile away, with my long lens, on a high spot on 405 near US#1. The column came into view as it topped the 405 Draw Bridge.
Then, it was on to American Legion Post #1…! By the time I got there, the bikes were all parked…on just about every available square foot of property at #1…a fabulous sight indeed!!
Many vendors of all kinds, 2 live bands, Doc Holiday, and the friendliness of the staff at Post #1. Many toys were collected, so a bunch of kids will have a Merry Christmas!! There was an auction, and of course…the 50/50 drawing.
Folks, by this time, this old boy was bushed!! We’d like to offer our thanks to the entire staff of Post #1…you people are 2nd. to none, and to all the countless folks who pitched in. Special thanks go to Space Coast Motorcycle Alliance and Robin Bailey for a flawless day. Maybe this was “step #1” to getting things back to where they were in the “old days”. As long as we keep getting the cooperation we got on Toy Run Sunday this year…this event will thrive, as it certainly must, to keep our future leaders(the kids) happy.
We thank GOD for a safe day, and for the fabulous weather.
Hey, remember our vets and fighting men and women all over the world, and…stand up for your country!!!
This past July, Cliff was stricken with a massive stroke, and blood clots, and is now under treatment at Holmes Regional…his bill will be astronomical, and so, a benefit was held at Legion Post #1, on US#1, just north of Titusville, Fl., on Sept. 15, 2018.
The huge crowd participated in an auction, 50/50, a raffle, and was treated to a car and motorcycle show. Hungry….?? There was a big food van there to take care of THAT!!! Entertainment was supplied by the Vintage Band, featuring singer, “Brittany”, who belted out a real mean song. Her rendition of “House of the Rising Sun” had me ‘Tearing Up” just a bit…!!!
Cliff’s lovely daughter, Brittany Bonnichsen, hustled around the grounds all day long, making sure everything was running smoothly…AND…it did…!!! Awards were presented to winners in the car and motorcycle competition.
The out-door bar and lounge was jumpin’ all day, with welcome fans to cool it down a bit!! All in all, a fun day for a very worthy cause. Cliff, we wish you all the best for a speedy recovery…