SUNBURY — The Kirk and Mayson memorial ride and benefit begins with registration from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 at the American Legion Post 201, Market Street, Sunbury. Breakfast available to purchase. Ride begins at 12:30 p.m. and travels across the Veterans Memorial Bridge, with a stop at Mindy’s Bar & Grill in Lewisburg, ending at Susquehanna Motorcycle Club (SMC) in Montandon, where there will be a pig roast, silent auction, motorcycle games, and four bands. Bands begin at 4 p.m. and end at midnight. Cost for the ride, pig roast, bands and camping (optional) is $15 per person. Those that cannot participate in the ride are still welcome to the events at the SMC. Signs posted at Montandon exit. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the family. Kirk and Mayson passed away July 17, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on the Veterans Memorial Bridge. More information, 286-0431.
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