April 16 laua to raise money for vet support services

You can support local veterans by attending a luau planned for 5 p.m. April 16 at the VFW, 3037 Goldie Road, Oak Harbor.

The Brothers in Arms Motorcycle Club, North Puget Sound Chapter, is raising money for the Island County Opportunity Council’s Veterans Support Services.

Bobby’s Hawaiian Style Restaurant in Lynnwood will provide the food and entertainment. The cost is $25 per person and no tickets will be sold at the door. To get one, call 360-679-7971.

The Brothers in Arms club has been in the Oak Harbor area since 2008, said Steven “Bane” Bailor, a local spokesman with the group. Their membership is made up of active duty, retired and veteran military personnel.

The organization helps anyone in the community, but they specifically donate any money raised to Veterans Support Services.

That money goes toward emergency utility payments, shelter when needed, warm clothing and other life supporting items and services.

This event is one of several planned this year. They sell raffle tickets on every bike night at All Sports Bar and Grill, which is held on the first Wednesday of every month. They host membership drives for the Fleet Reserve Association in Oak Harbor, which helps raise money for them as well as the club.

Also, once a year, they host a poker run, where people can pay to ride from place to place and enjoy food, music and the open road all while doing it for a great cause.