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Thunder at the River - 5th Annual

Start Date:Jun 20th, 2014
End Date:Jun 22nd, 2014
Address:2700 Orchard Highway US31 and M22
Manistee, MI   49660
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DescriptionRolling Thunder Michigan Chapter 1 announces that the 5th Annual "Thunder At The River" Salute to Veterans weekend is set for June 20-22, 2014. This event is to honor our United States Military, and to raise awareness and financial support for countless Military Veterans/POW Programs to benefit Michigan Vets.

We hope you can join us in Manistee this year! The “Pure Thunder” Escorted Veterans Memorial Ride will be in honor of all our fallen brothers and sisters. The ride will depart at 12 Noon and is open to all. (EARLY BIRD BONUS- Paid registrations received by May 31st will receive a FREE limited edition, commemorative t-shirt). There will be a Blessing of the Bikes prior to departure, and the United States Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, will begin the ride with a MH-65C "Dolphin" helicopter fly over (Unless Duty Calls).

The event features The Michigan Vietnam Memorial Wall presented by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 from Roseville, Michigan. We are asking for your help to escort the wall into the Casino on Friday June 20, 2014. Stage at the VFW Post 1211 28th St. Manistee MI 2:00pm Escort will depart at 3:00pm.

Special Entertainment: Grand Funk Railroad will be playing in the events center Saturday -8:00pm Tickets are available at Star Tickets 1-800-585-3737 Cost $20, $30 and $40. Other activities for the weekend include a Free Bike show, Hooter girl bike wash, high quality vendors, informational displays, entertainment, beer, great food including Native American Specialties, Saturday Pig Roast, random prize drawings, Silent Auction.

Sunday is Family Day. A non-denominational Worship Service 10am, Kids activities-Face Painting, Smokey the Bear will be here and meet our local Emergency Crews, Dunk Tank, silent auction and more food and fun!

Donations are still being sought to help cover expenses for this event, including sponsors for the “Pure Thunder” Escorted Veterans Memorial Ride and Bike show. Donations/items for the silent auction are also needed. Funds from this event benefit Michigan Veterans! Pre-Registration for ride, and all information including donations, sponsorships and vendors available on the Rolling Thunder website or We would like to thank you for your participation and support of past years events and if you're new welcome.
Host:Rolling Thunder Inc. Michigan Chapter #1
Contact:John Stocki

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