A buffalo stew feed, sponsored by the American Legion Riders, is open to all comers. The meal will be served from noon to 8 p.m. today at Jensen Grove in Blackfoot.
The buffalo meat is fresh, said organizer Dave Breshears. So is the fry bread that will be served with the meal.
The cost is $10 per person. All proceeds will go to the American Legion Legacy Fund.
Legacy Funds are used to ensure that higher education will be a reality for children of active duty military personnel who have died. It is estimated over 11,000 children have lost a parent to terrorism or military action since 9-11-01. That number continues to grow each day. The Legion is actively working to ensure that all those children who want a post-secondary education will be provided one.
Each donation goes into the Legacy Scholarship trust fund that earns interest to be used for scholarships. Currently, the fund's principal is $5.7 million. In 2012, $49,950 in aid was distributed to students.
American Legion Riders Post 4 in Pocatello and Post 23 in Blackfoot are also sponsoring the first ever Western R.O.M.P. (Riding on Military Pride). American Legion Riders east of the Mississippi have hosted R.O.M.P. events in previous years.
Riders across the nation are welcome to attend this R.O.M.P.
A number of rides—of varying mileage—are planned. Today, riders can choose from rides to Quake Lake, Dayton/Viking Leather and Robins Creek Gap.
Rides to Shoshone Falls and Jackson Hole are scheduled for Saturday.
For more information, please see http://www.idaholegionriders.com/ROMP/