Saturday, June 4 is 'Biker Jam Day'

For 15 years, Kegel Harley-Davidson/Buell and the Harley Owners Group have held an annual “Biker Jam Day” to raise funds for the Goldie Floberg Children’s Home. This year, it is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, from noon to 6 p.m. at Kegel Harley-Davidson/Buell on Harrison and Perryville roads.

This family-friendly, free event is something that many people look forward to for many reasons. And for the recipients of the funds raised, it’s the help they need.

Biker Jam currently draws 2,500 to 3,000 people each year for the one-day event. It has raised approximately $34,000 for the Goldie Floberg Center in the last four years. It’s a day of festivity and camaraderie with entertainment by two bands, food (Famous Dave’s), beverage, field bike events, games, product vendors and a bike raffle. Tickets will be sold for food and beverages.

Music will be provided by Hindsight (classic rock) from 1:30 to 3 p.m., and by Southern Heritage (country) from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

This year, Kegel’s is celebrating its 95th anniversary. Handed down through the generations, Kegel Harley-Davidson/Buell is the world’s oldest family-owned Harley-Davidson dealership. The business started as a bicycle shop in 1909 with Joseph Kegel; then in 1910, he began selling Harley-Davidsons. From that beginning to Karl and Mark Kegel in 2005 with a world-class facility that soon will be expanding its size again, the history is still unfolding.

Come out, have a good time, and help a worthy cause!

From the June 1-7, 2005, issue

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