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  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Black River Riders Raise Another $10,000 to Help Vets

    BLACK RIVER — The American Legion Riders from Black River Post 673 have had successful fundraising rides, raising more than $35,000 over the past four years – all in support of an agency that helps Jefferson County veterans and soldiers and their families, reports Joseph Martel, director of the Black River Riders..

    Their 2016 ride, he notes, enabled them to present another check – in the amount of $10,000 – to Watertown Urban Mission.

    “We have done our ride keeping in mind what we can do to help the veterans who otherwise can’t get help or just need a helping hand to get back on their feet.”

    The 120-mile ride usually takes place during the first week in June.

    Black River American Legion Riders (ALR) Director Joe Martel presents $10,000 check to Tobi Hanna from the Watertown Urban Mission (WUM) and WUM Director Erica Flynn (right). Behind them are, from left: Sarah Bunch, WUM; Luther Farnsworth, ALR; Jim Zehr, ALR; Paul Williams, ALR; Jeff Semrau, ALR; Ed Wallace, ALR; Ronald Petras, ALR, and (at right) Jeff Houghton, ALR.