Biker bash benefit for combat veterans

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Showing you a good time in downtown Yakima--- while helping out our troops. That's the goal of this weekend's Smoke-Out Choke-out event.

The whole thing raises money to help our combat veterans.

Several Army National Guard units were ready to rock and roll today. For one soldier who was deployed into combat, this is a warm home welcoming.

"Knowing that there's still people here that still love and care and come back and say that whole thank you bit. It may seem trivial but in fact it's huge for those people who have been isolate", said Lieutenant Lucis Whitehall.

The Speakeasy Bar is sponsoring the bash and told KIMA Action News that they expect nearly three thousand people to ride into town for the event.

Each year the festival has grown, and this is the largest crowd they have seen so far.