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Alvinston Motorcycle Swap-Meet by Tim This year’s trek to Alvinston for the annual Motorcycle Swap-Meet was basically smooth sailing and only met minor snow flurries in the Chatham area. A far cry from last year’s journey that had the eastbound lanes of the 401 closed due to a series of vehicle accidents caused by a typical Canadian snow storm. It was a spirited attempt but I never did make it to the Alvinston Swap-Meet last year. Pulling into the Alvinston Community Centre I was pleasantly surprised at the number of cars in the parking lot. The occasion was well attended by patrons and all vendor spaces were booked well in advance of the event. The Alvinston Community Centre is a workable venue for an event like this. It’s a cinch to locate if you’re an out-of-towner and offered is an abundance of free parking and the small-town atmosphere is always welcoming. Also, the ACC offers those huge and plump real beef hotdogs and there wasn’t a chance I was going to pass up on such a nutritional brunch. They’re fantastic! The annual Alvinston Motorcycle Swap-Meet is a venture put forth by Ken and Kathey MacDonald who are long-standing representatives of Sarnia-Lambton Bikers Rights Organization. Although not considered a club function, members were on hand to assist in the needs to compose success. As in years past, they did a great job and Ken and Kathey where grateful for their support. It really

does require a lot of work to make sure everything runs smoothly. Aside from the selection of motorcycle parts and accessories up for grabs from various individuals there were other vendor’s in attendance as well that were quite worth of checking out. My quest involved searching for a new 41/2 inch aluminum headlight but being a relatively new item my chances were slim to none of finding one. This is one part I will have to order new! Tracey was offering a rather cool service in custom embroidery and sewing and the Sarnia-Lambton BRO has been using her services for years. Any logo or image can be permanently affixed to any material including your fine leather wears and the pricing for her services are more than reasonable. Tracey was also available to sew on your new crest or badges or repairs to your leathers. Also, information and pledge sheets were available for the Sarnia area’s 9th annual R.O.C.K. Ride that is in full support of our youth who are suffering from Cancer. This is a truly valor cause because as the slogan goes “Cuz kid’s shouldn’t need Chemo”. Hat’s off to organizers on this one! E a c h y e a r, t h e Sarnia-Lambton BRO hold a raffle on

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