Legislator Steven J. Flotteron honored Director Pat O'Hara and Road Captain Joe Beige with The Long Island Harley Owners Group (LI HOG) Chapter # 3182 for all they have done for surrounding communities over the past 38 years at their Annual Picnic at Overlook Beach in Babylon. LI HOG was formed in October, 1985 and is an owners group authorized by Harley Davidson and sponsored by local dealer, Eastern Harley Davidson. LI HOG ran its first toy run for the benefit of the Little Flower Children Residence is Wading River on December 21, 1985. Since that first toy run they have organized and run this toy drive annually. It is believed to be the oldest and longest continuously run toy drive on Long Island.
In addition, for the past 15 years the members of LI HOG have raised money and made donations to purchase items for the residents of the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, supplementing benefits not available through the Northport Veterans Association. Items such as socks, batteries, electric shavers, calling cards and movie passes are collected for Veterans in need. Each year, with a motorcycle escort, on the Sunday before Veterans Day the LI HOG delivers van loads of these items to the residents.