Austin’s House 8th annual Poker Run benefits Austin’s House

All types of vehicles can enter the eighth annual Poker Run, an 81-mile trip that lasts about two hours on Sept. 20, to benefit Austin’s House.

Registration will be from 9 to 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Century 21 Clark Properties, 1674 Highway 395 in Minden.

The first stop will be Genoa Bar and Saloon, also known as Nevada’s oldest thirst parlor. The next draw will take place at Jethro’s in the Gardnerville Ranchos. The caravan then heads south on Highway 88 to Markleeville and a stop at the Wolf Creek Restaurant & Bar.

The run continues over Monitor Pass down to Topaz Lake for the fourth stop at Iggy & Squiggy’s Holbrook Junction Bar. The final stop is Heritage Park in Gardnerville, where lunch will be served with live music.

The entry fee is $30, plus $20 for a second rider, and includes a prize for the best poker hand and a barbecue lunch, limited-edition ride pin, pink bandana and live music by Trippin’ King Snakes. There will also be an array of raffle prizes donated by the community.

For more information about the event, call Danny Villalobos at 775-721-7111.

Austin’s House is the only emergency children’s shelter in rural Northern Nevada. It provides services and care for up to 10 children from infants to age 18, children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.


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