Seniors take part in 'ride rally'

American Legion riders give Zelie residents a spin

August 12, 2019 Cranberry Local News

Frances Lavrinc, 82, takes a ride with John Campbell of the American Legion Post 474 on Saturday.

ZELIENOPLE — Elma Buttermore peered through her gold Pittsburgh Steelers sunglasses at the road before her as she sat on the back of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

“It was exciting,” said Buttermore, 95, a Lutheran SeniorLife Passavant Community resident who said she is no stranger to motorcycles. “It's a great break for people like me who play bingo on Saturday and go to church on Sunday.”

Buttermore was among the residents, many 80 or older, who experienced the rush of the open road Saturday during a Harley-Davidson “ride rally” at the community at 105 Burgess Drive.

About 13 motorcyclists from the American Legion Post 474 in Zelienople met residents outside the community's Abundant Life Center and drove them around the grounds on their sliver, blue, maroon, gray and white motorcycles.

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