Nelson float wins at hometown contest at Bird Island, Minn.

American Legion West Tawakoni Post No. 517 Commander Mike Nelson and Cathy returned this week from their vacation bike ride that covered a total of 3,500 miles. Nelson said their visit to his hometown of Bird Island, Minn., was a major highlight of the trip. He was invited to join in the four-day annual Bird Island event that is held annually from Thursday through Sunday the week prior to Father’s Day. He said they had 24 hours to make the float, and he was proud to tell everyone there that he was commander of the American Legion Post No. 517 in West Tawakoni. They are shown with bike and their float that won in the Minnesota contest.

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