The Punishers Motorcycle Club delivered almost $8,000 worth of toys to city and county law enforcement.
Every year the club meets in a chosen city for its annual Christmas party and delivers toys to local law enforcement. Last year they met in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and this year they chose Vicksburg as their destination. They are being hosted by the Convention Center.
The Punishers started out in New York State in 1999 and have done this every year since. They are now in 19 countries and almost every state in the union. In a live report with the Vicksburg Daily News, “Lucky”, whose real name is Rusty Paige, said, “We’re a law enforcement motorcycle club. Law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, first responders, any military, and, as we like to say, like-minded individuals.”
Even though the club travels all over the country doing this, they had especially kind words for Vickburg law enforcement. “They have been phenomenal too. They have opened the doors for us.”
Paige went on to gush over the convention center team and their hospitality, “The convention center here, Miss Mary and Sue and them, have been absolutely phenomenal. The food!? Outstanding. This is the best food we’ve ever had.”
The club also remembers those who have gone before them. “We have thirty chapters and when we lost our first member a few years back we created the 31st Chapter for our fallen brothers.”
After their lunch session, the club delivered the toys to Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace and representatives of the Vicksburg Police Department.
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