As riders, we are connected. There is something in us that can't be explained. We have the fortune of being able to escape. To throw our leg over a low-slung saddle, roll our right hand back and attack the horizon. For a few hours, or until we empty our stretched tank of every last drop, we are free. But not everyone is. This month, as we take to the boulevards, barbecues, and backroads to celebrate our nation's Independence, and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans, we are also coming together from Belton and Kansas City to help those who aren't as fortunate as we are. Riding connects us, but so does our humanity. As such, we are proud to support the Harvesters Community Food Network, and we are asking for your help.
It's already July and the holidays will be here before we know it. To get ready, we're holding a food drive to prepare the dinner boxes we will distribute during the season of giving. If you happen to be riding by our Harley-Davidson dealership and happen to have an extra can of sweet potatoes in your saddlebag, please drop it off at our showroom. We'll be graciously accepting the following all month long:
- Corn Muffin Mix
- Cranberry Sauce Jellied
- Instant Mashed Potatoes
- Green Beans
- Cream of Mushroom
- Stuffing Turkey
- Sweet Potatoes (canned)
- Turkey Gravy Mix
Bike Night – July 12
To help promote and supply our food drive, we will be hosting several exciting events throughout the month of July to benefit our Harvester's Cause. The first of these fun evenings is Bike Night. On July 12th, come out to our dealership. All the proceeds we collect from Beer and Grilling Out donations will go directly towards Grandview residents who are less fortunate. Harvesters are providing volunteers to shake and stir behind the bar, but we are always looking for master grillers and helpers to donate their time. So grab your spatula and favorite "Kiss The V-Twin" apron and come on down to Gail's Harley-Davidson in Grandview, MO to celebrate Bike Night!
Christmas Decorating Party – July 14th
Do you know someone who can draw a leather jacket on a gingerbread man using only a pastry bag and a toothpick? If so, the Ladies of Harley are looking for volunteers! We're hosting a Christmas Decorating Party, and you're invited. On July 14th, we'll provide the dinner and drinks if you provide the tinsel. Bring your favorite Christmas decor and spread some Christmas cheer all over our dealership showroom. Hang the holly, dangle the mistletoe, spread the garlands, and hide and Elf On the Shelf in advance of our Christmas In July party.
It's Christmas In July
Have you been waiting since last Christmas to wrap a garland around your monkey bars and bullet headlight? Well, the wait is over. With Christmas in July, you can donate toys to the tots, spend times with friends, and help someone who needs it. We often think about those who are less fortunate than we are during the holidays, but it's good to remember that there are people who need our help even when it's sunny outside. We've planned several activities for this day. All you need is a ticket. Celebrate Christmas in July. You are welcome to make a cash donation or bring an item from the list above to help support our Harvester's food drive. Check out some of the exciting things we have planned for this special evening:
- Photo with Buddy the Elf
- Christmas cookie decorating
- Redneck regift exchange
- Ugly tank top contest
- Photo op with Harvey the Harvester Turkey
- Christmas movies all day
- Frozen Hot Chocolate
We hope you can make it out to one or all of these events this month. We've mentioned the donations we're looking for, but we would also like to highlight the most important thing you can give. Donate your time, your smile, and your support. It's the best way to make a difference in someone's life. And that's what we're trying to do, both as riders and as people. The next time you stop in, be sure to speak with our team about how you can help. We're eager to share more information about how the many ways you can donate, volunteer, or discover more about the exciting events we have going on all through the month of July and maybe let you in on some of the other special events we have planned for this summer. We hope to see you soon at Gail's Harley-Davidson. Ride safe!