Following what the American Legion riders termed "the tremendous success" of the 2011 Ride for America, that began and ended at The American Legion Post 233 in Loganville, members were on hand at last week's Loganville City Council meeting to express their thanks.
"We'd like to thank the (police) chief and his wonderful people who made it a safe ride," said Stan Mauldin, director of the Post 233 American Legion Riders. "We don't have all the figures in yet, but it was a tremendous success and I can't say enough to thank the Loganville city officials, not just the police, but all the Loganville officials."
Mauldin said 743 motorcycles left from Post 233 May 31 for the ride through the towns of Monroe, Social Circle, Between, Good Hope, Rutledge and Bostwick on the way to madison and back for the 2011 Ride for America. Money raised will go toward helping the children of fallen heroes.
Mauldin and Post 233 Commander Bobby Boss presented Coucilwoman Michelle Lynch, as a representative of the city, with a plaque expressing their thanks. City officials thanked The American Legion for it's support of Loganville and pledged to continue the cooperation between the two entities.