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American Angels ride to help injured soldiers
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Members of The American Angels wear their colors. - photo by Photo provided.
The American Angels Ladies Riding Club raised more than $2,000 for the Wounded Warriors Project at a Nov. 14 fundraiser at the VFW post 6602.
Nearly 70 motorcyclists turned out for the scenic ride through the countryside, traveling to Darien and back to the VFW.  The American Angels donated 100 percent of the proceeds to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Many local businesses helped by providing door prizes. The event ended with a bike show and plaques donated by Beate Wickham, owner of Bee’s Creations. Wickham is a member of American Angels.
Laura Garn, president and founder of the club, said, “This is our first event of many and it was a great success. We have a lot planned for the coming year and each event will raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project. The men and women of our military make sacrifices every day to keep America safe and together we can make sure they are not forgotten.”
With help from supporters and sponsors, the American Angels are also putting together “angel packs” to send to injured soldiers in Balad, Iraq, and Landstuhl, Germany. The packs contain hygiene items, shorts, T-shirts, socks, phone cards and other treats.   
The club is taking donations for angel packs.Drop-off sites are listed on the American Angels’ Web site,
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