Project New Hope sponsored by LIONS International provides a free camp for veterans and their families. For many veterans returning home from combat, reconnecting with their families is a challenge. It takes time and understanding to readjust after living apart. The cost is covered by lions clubs, donations and projects.

In 2011 when the Perham Lions were responsible for Turtle Fest, it was decided we needed an event to help sponsor Project New Hope and all the good things they were doing. The Perham Lions met with Kurt Peterson of Lil Evil Incorpo8ted to see if a motorcycle ride was possible. Kurt has enthusiastically promoted the event these past years with the help of Dale Johanson, Project New Hope co-chair. The ride originates in Perham each year and goes throughout the countryside ending at Billy's in Vergas. Many sponsors contribute along the ride's pathway as well as each rider. The first ride barely made expenses while this year's ride will approach nearly a $10,000 contribution to Project New Hope to help sponsor camp participants.

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The Perham Lions club want to thank the many riders and sponsors that have made this donation possible.

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