30th Run for the Wall to stop in Needles May 16
NEEDLES — The Tri-state was filled with the sound of ‘Harley Music’ last weekend as the annual Laughlin River Run brought its tens of thousands of motorcycles for the 36th year.
The aficionado’s term for the rumble of the big V-twins was heard in Needles but only a few at a time; a mere overture to the symphony of what the community will hear about 1:30 p.m. May 16 when the 30th Run for the Wall makes its traditional lunch stop at Santa Fe Park. The Needles Chamber of Commerce is expecting 500 or more of the earth-shaking machines all at once.
Donations are being sought to offset the costs. Community members are urged to join Needles Unified School District students to wave flags and cheer the riders on. Contact the chamber at 100 G St.; call 760-326-2050.
Expect some cheering as well for special recognition of Stanley Jump: father of 36-year Needles resident Linda Hedrick and siblings Nancy, Max, Valerie, Julie and Wendy. Now deceased, Jump served in the U.S. Navy where he earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Medal and the World Ward II Victory Medal.
The commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 404 will present the medals to Linda and Wendy; the United Honor Guard from Post 404 will present a gun salute and play Taps.