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American Legion Riders’ breakfast called a success

The first pancake breakfast of the American Legion Riders was a success, president Jim Volgares said. The pancake breakfast was Feb. 6.

“Even though Mother Nature did not cooperate, another snowstorm and cold weather, attendees came from Ashland, Portsmouth, South Shore and of course Ironton,” Volgares said. “It was a great success.”

Rich Donohue, owner of the Ironton Rax Restaurant, hosted the breakfast.

“We would like to thank Mr. Donohue for his belief in our core values of the American Legion Riders and the American Legion,” Jim Volgares said. “Without his help and support this event would not have happened.”

The American Legion Riders is a newly formed organization of individuals with strong military ties either directly or indirectly who also ride motorcycles. Like the American Legion, the organization raises funds to give away to charitable organizations within the community or to veteran’s organizations like the Legacy Scholarship Fund. The fund is to provide higher education opportunities for the children of active-duty personnel who lost their lives in the war.