Director's Blog

Budd Ray Memorial Ride

The American Legion Riders – Chapter 26 have set up a ride to honor Budd Ray this Saturday.  The ride leaves from the Valley Plaza parking lot near Sears at 11:30 a.m.  H.O.G. Members should plan on meeting at Bakersfield Harley-Davidson at 10:00 a.m.  We will leave the dealership at 10:30 a.m. and ride as a group to the Valley Plaza meeting location.  From there the ride will go North on Wible / Oak Street to 21st and then East to the American Legion Post 26 on H Street at 21st.

Everyone has been asked to bring a dish for people to share.  You can drop them off at the Legion Post before the ride, or have someone take them.

Carol Ray and her family have requested that donations be made to the Legion Post in Budd’s name in lieu of flowers.

There are sympathy cards available at the dealership for you to sign.  The cards will also be available Thursday evening at Jersey Mike’s on Coffee Road.

Budd and Carol contributed greatly to our group and remained members even after focusing their considerable energies on the ALR. No one who was fortunate enough to know Budd could help but feel comfortable in his presence.  I am still in shock to think that he is gone.

Please do whatever you can to make this ride to provide support and sympathy for Carol and her family, and to honor the life of a fine individual.

Don Oldaker