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PHOTOS — Harley Owners Group riders visit Gulf Healthcare Center

The Harley Owners Group (HOG) chapter, the Red Knights Chapter 13 and a few independent riders paid a visit to the Gulf Healthcare Center Port Arthur on Mardi Gras Tuesday.

The motorcyclists spoke to the residents and answered questions, showing off their motorcycles and enjoying gumbo prepared by the Center.

Activities Director Glenda Moore invited the groups as a way to bring the residents “back down memory lane.”

Ray Herrera, vice president of the Red Knights Chapter 13, said it was good to give the residents a change of pace to break the monotony on a beautiful day like Tuesday.

Herrera said the Red Knights and HOG chapters partake in several community activities and like to make positive contributions.

Mike Ruiz, chaplain of the HOG Group’s ministry the Black Sheep, shows Gulf Healthcare Center resident Lawrence Castille his customized 2017 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special. (Brad Robichaux/The News)

Glenn Nepveux of the HOG Group tells resident Joy Arisco that his 2018 Harley Davidson 1200 Iron was designed to have an old-school look. (Brad Robichaux/The News)

HOG Chapter chaplain the Rev. Van Jordan eats gumbo with Carolyn Salles, left, and Charlotte Antoine, right. (Brad Robichaux/The News)

Residents of the Gulf Healthcare Center Port Arthur eat gumbo with members of the Harley Owners Group and the Red Knights. (Brad Robichaux/The News)

Clint Faulk played music and sang. (Brad Robichaux/The News)