Motorcycle riders from across the region will converge on Corinth this weekend.

They’ll come to Cross City to take part in Saturday’s 14th annual Freedom Ride hosted by the state American Legion Riders and American Legion Post 6. The event will take place at the American Legion building on Tate Street.

In addition to a 80-mile ride, the event will play host to arts, crafts and leather vendors as well as a car, truck and bike show. Food will also be available throughout the day.

Freedom Ride volunteer Carlean Parker told the Daily Corinthian the event will benefit local veterans.

“We hope everyone will bring their family out to enjoy a fun filled day of good food, shopping, the ride and fellowship,” said Parker. “It’s free to enter the ride and there’s no setup or rental fees for any vendors wishing to setup, but we are accepting donations and all money raised will go to help veterans in our area.”

Registration for the ride will begin at 8 a.m. with kick stands up at 1 p.m.

“This is an open ride,” said American Legion Riders Road Captain Tina Hurst.

The American Legion Auxiliary will serve breakfast prior to the event said Parker.

The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a meal consisting of sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, gravy and biscuits. Attendees can partake in the breakfast for $5 each.

The Riders will host a lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will offer hot dog or hamburger baskets for $5 and BBQ plates with baked beans and slow for $9. Homemade desserts will also be available.

Parker said the car, truck and bike show will award trophies for first, second and third places as determined by $1 votes from attendees.

“There is no entry fee to enter the show and we already have a great number of unique entries,” she added.

For more information, contact Keith Hamm at 213-4562, Hurst at 415-9938 or Parker at 415-6743.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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