Hello Brothers and Sisters of the Lombard Moose Lodge,
We have a big weekend scheduled at the Lodge this weekend. Starting on Thursday we will have visiting Rider members from Connecticut in the house! If you are in the lodge on Thursday you'll get an
opportunity to meet them. Show them why we are known as the friendly little lodge!
Friday, May 19th the Moose Riders and the LOOM/WOTM are hosting the Moose Riders Founders Party. This is a popular annual event celebrating our Rider activity group's founding
of the Blessing of the Bikes on the grounds of Mooseheart, now in it's 14th year!
Riders from across the country will be stopping by our Lodge Friday and throughout the weekend to meet our riders or as returning guests. We expect Florida, Texas, Iowa, Indiana, Connecticut as well
as several groups from Northern Illinois to join us. We will have a board posted so you can see which state groups attended and how many miles they came to visit us.
Friday's party will consist of a Fried Chicken and homemade pasta dinner with salad, sides and desserts for $8 all you can eat. We will start serving around 5 - 5:30 pm. We will have live
entertainment and lots of Riders! All lodge members are invited to join the fun. Tents and tables will be set up for outside revelry.
Saturday, May 20th - Blessing of the Bikes at Mooseheart. We will start the day with a lodge breakfast starting at 8 am until 9:30 am. Bikes will line up at 9:30 and kickstands up (
or start your engines - for us on four wheels ) at 10 am sharp for the run out to Mooseheart. Several groups of Riders usually join us, we have somewhere between 35 to 60 bikes depending on weather
and other circumstances. If you come for breakfast please come early! The Blessing is open to the public and you do not need a bike to attend, there is parking provided for 4 wheel vehicles.
Blessing of the Bikes - we enter the grounds of Mooseheart and take our lot position to lead the parade through the campus to the House of God where our bikes will be blessed after the stadium rally.
The tour through the campus is met by the cheers of the children and house parents waving as we pass through their special community. It is so rewarding to think that just a couple Lombard Riders
After the blessing bikes will be lined up either to join the group tour to the After Party at the Grove - Homer Glen or to exit for places elsewhere. Road captains will be available to assist in the
exit from the campus and route to the After party. Same venue as last year...should be another good time!
Sunday, May 21 - Rider's Send off Breakfast - We'll say good bye to our visiting Riders over a light breakfast - we'll need a couple volunteers to help us break down the tents and
St. Charles Lodge - L.I.F.E. laptop Essay competition for the graduating class of Mooseheart. This is a bucket list item...event starts at 11 am and includes a luncheon with the 2017
graduating seniors. I have attended in the past and don't want to give away any secrets. I will admit to being misty eyed at the love given from the graduates to all the members in attendance...they
really do appreciate the efforts that members make to the entire Mooseheart family. Come listen to their stories, it will make you proud of your membership in the Loyal Order of the Moose.
We welcome all who wish to join us, if you can spare some time on Friday or Saturday to volunteer with the dinner or breakfast or even to help break down we sure would appreciate it!
Moose Rider Proud!
Dianna (Dster) Anderson