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Motorcycle Club Looks to Future After Court Cancels Party (video)


A Muscatine County motorcycle club is looking to make changes and try to host other events in the future after a judge granted a preliminary injunction canceling a fundraising party that was going to be held this coming weekend.

The Eastern Iowa chapter of the motorcycle club Sons of Silence had posted flyers all over town inviting community members, other club members, neighbors and friends to a three-day party with live music, motorcycle rodeo events, primitive camping, and food and drinks available on sight.

They had lined up performers, vendors, and porta-potty rentals, and thought they were ready to go, until they received notice of an injunction, later upheld by the judge, ordering them to cancel the plans.

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Party ain't playing possum: It really is dead after court rules against bike club's local fundraiser

MUSCATINE, Iowa — To party or not to party?

That was the question before the Muscatine County District Court Thursday morning, and the final decision ended up being ... not to party.

Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren petitioned the court for an injunction on a party that members of a local motorcycle club want to hold from May 30 to June 1 at the club's headquarters, located at 2097 Old U.S. Highway 61 South, located just south of the Muscatine Municipal Airport.

The ruling in the case, Muscatine County vs. Edward Zeman and the Sons of Silence, puts a preliminary injunction against the event, known as the Eastern Iowa: We Ain't Playing Possum Party. Zeman is the owner of the property and a member of the club, which Zeman identified in court testimony as the Eastern Iowa chapter of the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club.