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Poker run benefits Austin’s House

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The sixth annual poker run for Austin’s House is 10 a.m., Sept. 15 at Century 21 Clark Properties in Minden.

The poker run proceeds to David Walley’s Hot Springs for the first stop where participants can enter a drawing for a seven-day vacation resort stay.

Then motorists head to the Genoa Bar for the second stop and a card for their poker hand.

Jethro’s on Kimmerling in the Gardnerville Ranchos is next, followed by the Wolf Creek Inn in Markleeville, Iggy and Squiggy’s at Holbrook Junction and then home to Heritage Park in Gardnerville for a dinner of barbecued pork and all the trimmings.

“Each year, several hundred people participate in this annual event and the reviews are always excellent,” said Patty Clark president of the Austin Kirby Foundation.

Live music will be provided by Foothill Road and the Hitchikers, and the winning poker hand and vacation winner will be announced.

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“A special feature this year is the presentation of a vintage 1949 Plymouth convertible. The car, donated by Jim and Shele Pandl of Minden, is a work in progress, and being restored, painted and striped by the Freaks of Nature car club based in Carson City, as a contribution to Austin’s House,” said Patty Clark, president of Austin Kirby Foundation. “Special thanks to Earl at The Shop in Mound House for the donation of the shop facilities and to Jacque Roark of Carson City for spearheading the project.”

The car will be raffled when the restoration is complete, with all proceeds donated to Austin’s House.

Cost to participate in the poker run is $25, which includes dinner, a collectable ride pin and handkerchief.

“All funds received from ticket sales, raffles, and donations are contributed directly to Austin’s House,” Clark said. “Event costs are entirely donated by the Austin Kirby Foundation and those generous community residents who have donated their time and resources to make this event a success.”

For more information or to purchase a ticket, call Danny Villalobos, event coordinator, at 721-7111.

Austin’s House is the only group foster home for children needing sanctuary and shelter in Northern Nevada, and is a state-of-the-art full service facility. Approximately half of the cost of running Austin’s House is not covered by state and county funds and that shortfall is provided by private donations, fundraisers, and the Austin Kirby Foundation.


What: Austin’s House poker run

When: 10 a.m., Sept. 15

Where: Century 21 Clark Properties in Minden.

Cost: $25

Info: 721-7111

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