Champion restaurant merits motorcycle group’s honor
Each year, the Frenchman Valley Riders Chapter W organization recognizes one restaurant as the group’s favorite place to eat.
This year, The Country House in Champion merited the award. The chapter then held its annual anniversary dinner there Feb. 5.
Restaurant owners Ron and Dena Taylor accepted the plaque recently from officers of the organization.
Other awards presented that evening went to Lynn Rinehart, most miles driven, and Doug Sullivan, most activities attended.
Rinehart of Imperial, current chapter director, said Frenchman Valley Riders is made up of members in the Chase County area, and as far east as Holdrege and west to Haxtun, Colo.
They often have group rides on Thursday evenings, and during the summer months, also take part in camp outs, along with weekend, state and national rides. A “mystery ride” is also planned.
Service projects of the group have included picking up trash at Enders Lake and donations to the food pantry. Discussions are underway for a motorcycle safety workshop this April.
Some members also sign up for Blue Line, which provides assistance to other riders from across the country who may experience mechanical trouble while passing through the area. They volunteer to provide tools, a trailer or even a place to stay, if needed.
Rinehart noted the Frenchman Valley Riders are well-known across the state and nation.
Past Chapter Director Sullivan and his wife served as the state Family of the Year, Regional Family of the Year, as well as National Family of the Year.
The group has also been featured in national publications.