The Boozefighters Frontier Chapter 61 in Sherburne held their annual Pig Roast this past weekend, on July 17. Thanks to Kristin, a Boozette from the Frontier Chapter, for the directions, because the GPS needed to be fed before take-off. The party location was at Jack’s farm (BFMC 61 President), and what a beautiful view from the top of that mountain (at least it felt like a mountain)! This annual event is actually a “sleepover” since many camp out on Jack’s land for the night. The guys from the BFMC Timberjacks Chapter 80 were there and greeted me with open arms. There will always be unfamiliar faces at biker events but you are almost guaranteed to walk away with at least a handful of new friends by the time you leave (which is not uncommon at Boozefighters parties). There was plenty of food to go around, and jello shots in about 10 different flavors (the orange amaretto was my favorite)! The band had everyone on their feet and there were smiles everywhere you turned. It wasn’t long before the guys started burning some rubber since the BFMC cannot sit still for long without entertaining all of us somehow. This event is open to the public and well worth the time and the travel – keep your eye on my weekly listings for the next Boozefighters event (there are THREE chapters in New York) and spend some time with the Green and White!
Also this weekend, the Melchizedeks MC held their 6th Annual Biker Weekend, welcoming their Founder and Pastor, Mark Ammerman, from Geneva, New York. Pastor Ammerman spoke at all the services during the weekend at Grace Fellowship. The room was populated with bikers and with two motorcycles up on the stage, donated by Spitzies, and one at the end of the aisle (which happened to belong to Inkmark, President of the Melchizedeks MC), it really was a taste of “biker heaven.” Ken Tyrell led the band in some beautiful music before Pastor Ammerman took the stage and began to tell his story. Starting as a pastor in a Southern Baptist church in Kansas City, Mark was inspired by two passages from the Bible, Jeremiah 12:11 and Jeremiah 33:3, promising “Call to me and I will answer and show you great things.” While struggling through personal tragedy and his call from God to “build” a church, Mark was able to purchase a building which would house three different denominations. Mark always loved bikers and continued to pray for bikers, eventually buying himself a Harley, and once he felt ready to minister to the biker community, he founded the Melchizedeks Motorcycle Club in 1983. Melchizedek is known as a King in the Bible and the color chosen for their patch, green, signifies Life. Many bikers in the Albany area have witnessed Inkmark delivering his traditional prayer at various motorcycle runs, and the Melchizedeks are always the first to offer spiritual help to anyone in need. Visit the Melchizedeks MC at http://www.melchizedeksmc.com/ and say hello when you see them at an event!
Ride Safe ~