Harley-Davidson to Host 15th Annual Open House Sept. 23-25
22 September 1999Harley-Davidson to Host 15th Annual Open House Sept. 23-25; York Event Includes Raffle of Brand New Heritage Softail Motorcycle to Benefit MDA
YORK, Pa., Sept. 21 -- Harley-Davidson is gearing up for its 15th annual open house Sept. 23-25. The three-day event attracts tens of thousands to the company's York facility and the York Expo Center. Proceeds from the raffle of a brand new Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). "We've been building the world's greatest motorcycles in York for 26 years and enjoy opening our doors to enthusiasts of all ages, from all across the country, during our annual open house," said Lynn Guyer, communications manager at the York facility. "The open house continues to grow and so does our ability to help MDA fight neuromuscular disease. Last year 40,000 people attended the Harley-Davidson open house in York and we raised $90,000. This year we hope to raise even more with the new Heritage Softail raffle." The Harley-Davidson Motor Company, its employees, customers, dealers and suppliers, have raised more than $32 million for MDA. Open house events include tours of the plant, product demo rides, scenic rides, special events surrounding Harley-Davidson's Buell sport motorcycle line, an appearance by motorcyclist and world record holder Dave Barr, safety seminars, live music, food and more. Registration and most of the events, including the raffle ticket drawing on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m., will occur at the York Expo Center. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 at the Harley-Davidson York facility, at area dealerships, or at the York Expo Center during the open house. For more information about the open house visit http://www.hd-era.com or call 717-852-1852. Harley-Davidson Motor Co. is committed to continuously improving the quality of relationships with all its stakeholders, including employees and the community. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson is the only major American-based motorcycle manufacturer, employing more than 2,700 area residents in Central Pennsylvania. CONTACT: Christine Forgenie of The Tierney Group, 717-234-2180, for Harley-Davidson.