Event a family friendly one sponsored by Hansen’s IGA Coming soon to a downtown near you, the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) will be bringing a convoy through the area towards the …
Event a family friendly one sponsored by Hansen’s IGA
Coming soon to a downtown near you, the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) will be bringing a convoy through the area towards the end of July, and more specifically July 31 at 12:00 p.m. in Stanley, in case you want to plan ahead. Members of the local American Legion and VFW will be on hand to greet the convoy as it arrives.
The MVPA is a registered non-profit and will park vehicles from Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq at the site of the old Gordy’s across from the Shell station on South Broadway. A typical day for the convoy includes muster at between 6 to 6:25 a.m. at an arranged departure point, followed by the playing of the National anthem and the departure for a day of stops with three breaks and a lunch stop.
Sponsored by Hansen’s IGA, the convoy event will have food for sale for those in attendance, with the vehicles at Gordy’s for around an hour-and-a-half before moving on to Abbotsford for the evening, following the historic route of the Yellowstone Trail.
Established in 1976, the mission of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association with initials of MVPA is to provide “an international organization for military vehicle enthusiasts, historians, preservationists, and collectors interested in the acquisition, restoration, preservation, safe operation and public education of historic military transport,” per its brochure.
Ringelspiel and the Rodeo may be over for this year, but for those looking to attend a good family friendly event, the MVPA will be here July 31.
An example of the MVPA in action. Brochure photo.