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Santa Claus traded his slay for a motorcycle at the Aline Fall Fair. He rode in the parade waving at the crowd and later handed out Frisbees to all the kids. Santa, Raymond Chermack-Polock, is a member of the Outback Riders.



Santa rides in for Aline Fall Fair


ALINE – Saturday started out cool and cloudy, just like the weathermen predicted, as area motorcyclists got ready for the Outback Toy and Poker Run. But the bikers put on their leathers and came out to the Aline fair. They brought toys, rode in the parade and went on to the poker run.
After arriving at the barn, which was the last stop, it was party time.
While people ate and visited, some biker trivia was played. Many also participated in a contest for the oldest biker, which was won by Santa, also known as Raymond Chermack-Polock.
Others took part in the contests for longest beard, longest hair and biggest belly.
Winners of the poker run were: highest hand- Kenneth Busse of Alva, first place; Kathy Shiek of Carmen and Danny Rollins of Carrier tied for second and third places. John Anthony of Drummond came away with the low hand.
At 4 p.m. the auction began.
The real winners of the day, however, are the kids of Alfalfa, Major and Woods Counties.
Club members wish to thank everyone who participated in whatever way, in any kind of donation made.
“Without you, none of this would be possible. Thank God and everyone of you,” Outback organizers stated.


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