Austin's House poker run Saturday

Staff Reports

All types of vehicles are welcome for the third annual poker run to benefit Austin's House on Saturday. Registration is 9-10 a.m. in the parking lot at Century 21 Clark Properties, 1674 Highway 395 in Minden.

The entry fee of $25, plus $15 for a second rider, includes a prize for the best poker hand, barbecue lunch, limited edition ride pin, pink bandana and live music by Dean Brownell of Blue Fingers Productions. The event includes chances to win community donated raffle prizes.

The poker run begins at the Genoa Bar and continues to Jethro's Oven & Grill in the Gardnerville Ranchos, south on Highway 88 to Wolf Creek Restaurant & Bar in Markleeville, over Monitor Pass to Iggy & Squiggy's Holbrook Junction Bar. The poker run concludes at Heritage Park in Gardnerville for lunch and music. The poker run covers about 80 miles in about two hours.

Austin's House provides services and care for up to 10 children, infants to age 18. The children are placed at Austin's House after being removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Austin's House provides basic living necessities including proper nutrition, hygiene, rest, nurturing, recreation, companionship, life skills training and education.

For information or to make a donation to Austin's House, call Danny Villalobos at (775) 721-7111 or go to


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