Algona Readies for Thousands of A.B.A.T.E. Visitors

For Algona Hy-Vee Store Manager Bob Teeselink this weekend is like Christmas in July. The influx of visitors for the A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa Freedom Rally scheduled for July 1-3 marks the busiest three days of the year for both the Hy-Vee grocery store and its neighboring liquor store.

"We're going to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner all three days," he said. "We're not normally a breakfast place, but we can't pass up the money."

"The bikers are probably the most courteous, well-behaved people we have here all year," he said.

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