Pratt American Legion Riders Post 86 met in Lemon Park to gather donations for charity.

It rained Saturday morning but that didn't stop Rick Wittig and his fellow American Legion Riders from setting up a grill in Lemon Park to make hamburgers and hotdogs for those who showed up to donate  items or money to Toys for Tots.
"This is our yearly event that the Legion Riders have done for the past 10 years," Wittig said. "We're invested, so we go rain or shine."
Many of the Post 86 Auxiliary Legion Riders showed up on their motorcycles but didn't seem to mind getting a little wet.
"We've done this when it was pelting ice," said Legion Rider Barb Schmidt.
Those in attendance pulled out jackets, spent time visiting, eating and collecting toys. Schmidt's granddaughter braided her hair while her grandson Riley caught raindrops in a chip bag. Only two young children showed up to ride the barrel train furnished by the Pratt Lions Club. But everyone who showed up seemed to be having a good time.
"We had a fair turnout considering the wet, cool day," Wittig said. "We filled one Toys for Tots box and had $775 in donations. That all helped make it a good day."
Wittig said the group will have another fundraising in the October, setting up a booth for the October 24 Ladies Night Out in downtown Pratt.