Honor Flight FUNdraiser is Saturday

Bike, car, bus to Dolliver, Lehigh, Crickets Lounge will benefit Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight

People will be able to hit the road and raise money for the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight on Saturday.

Crickets Lounge in Fort Dodge is holding the fundraiser ride with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

“We are holding this fundraiser as a way to raise awareness for the Honor Flight,” said Earlene ”Cricket” Metzgar “All the proceeds and donations earned during the ride will help the veterans participating in the Honor Flight get to D.C.”

The ride will begin at noon from Crickets Lounge, 512 Central Ave. Participants can be on a bike or car, and Crickets will even be providing a bus for guests to ride during the fundraiser.

From Crickets Lounge the riders will ride through Dolliver Memorial State Park near Otho, then to Riverside Tap in Lehigh, 750 E. Main St., and returning back to Crickets Lounge in Fort Dodge.

Riders should return to Crickets by 3 p.m. to participate in the silent auction.

“We will have a lot of baskets full of goodies including gift cards from restaurants, baking items, kitchen items, and much more that guests will enjoy,” Metzgar said.

At 4 p.m., following the silent auction, there will be a live auction with many antiques.

“At the live auction we will have plenty of items including a railroad antique grade finder, two weeks free rent of a house in Ecuador, Terry Redline original painting, a carved walnut indian, half a hog with processing including, and many more items you won’t want to miss out on,” she said.

There will also be two different raffles during the fundraiser. One of the raffles will be for a bicycle, raffle tickets cost $1 each, and another raffle for half a hog with processing including. Tickets for the hog raffle cost $5 each.

Crickets Lounge will also be serving chili for a free will donation during the fundraiser.

It costs $20 per rider to participate and to ride on the bus it costs $20 per person.

For more information or donations call Metzgar at 573-9776 or Crickets Lounge at 576-4692.

“We appreciate all donations and hope to see you during the ride,” Metzgar said.

Honor Flight FUNdraiser

When: 10 a.m., Saturday

Where: Crickets Lounge, 512 Central Ave.

Cost: $20