Devils Run 2016 begins June 2 with Rolling Thunder Dinner Cruise

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
Vehicles of all different kinds head to Lakota for the Rolling Thunder Dinner Cruise Thursday evening. The Lakota Fire Department puts on one heck of a steak fry and it’s open to everyone.

Excitement is building as the day draws near for the official start of the 2016 Devils Run, June 2-5. For a number of years the first event of the Run is the Rolling Thunder Dinner Cruise to Lakota and this year is no exception.

Tom Hendrickson, who is the president of the Lakota Volunteer Fire Fighters, says they are going to have the steak fry inside the fire hall like they did last year. Hendrickson said this way folks get to see the inside of the fire hall and a close-up look at the fire trucks, as well, beside the vehicles there from Devils Run.

Hendrickson says the big steak fry is really a community service although they would hope one day it could become a fundraiser for the Lakota Fire Department. The last few years, however, it hasn’t really made much more than what’s needed to cover expenses.

Serving begins at 5 p.m. and goes until the supplies are all gone or everyone is fed, whichever comes first.

This is the fourth or fifth year the fire department has been responsible for the steak fry and Hendrickson hopes a lot of people show up to support both the Devils Run and the Lakota Fire Department.

6 p.m. Rolling Thunder Dinner Cruise is a no-host dinner cruise kicking off the Devils Run. All special interest vehicles are welcome - cars, trucks and motorcycles, no registration is required. The public is welcome to attend. Gather and leave from the Great American Inn on the east edge of Devils Lake and cruise to Lakota. Vehicles will be parked around the Lakota Fire Hall and the steak fry will take place inside the Fire Hall. It is a fundraiser for that city’s fire department with steak dinners at $20 and a hamburger dinner at $10.