|Poker run, auction benefit CDS |
|Posted: Friday, May 7, 2010 8:01 pm |
|The inaugural Jim Guinn/CDS Fundraiser and Poker Run will be held May 15. |
All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Community Developmental Services (CDS), a non-profit organization that provides services and support to adults with developmental disabilities in Weakley, Obion, Henry, Carroll and Lake counties.
The event is named in honor of longtime CDS service recipient Jim Guinn, the 43-year-old son of Julian and Cynthia Guinn of Paris.
Matt’s Pub in Springville, which is owned by Jim’s brother, Matt, will be the starting and ending point for the run. Other stops along the way will include CDS Industries in Martin, Blondie’s Bar & Grill in Dresden, the Rainbow Club in Paris, the Paris Moose Lodge, the Pit Bull Biker Shop in Springville and Hidden Creek Campground.
Registration for the run is $20 for riders and $10 for passengers and begins at 8 a.m. at Matt’s Pub or 9 a.m. at CDS Industries.
The seven-stop motorcycle poker run will cover 110 miles of Weakley and Henry counties and organizers expect anywhere from 200 to 400 bikes to participate. The rider with the best poker hand, as determined by a six-judge panel, will receive a $500 cash prize, while the worst hand will receive $200.
More than 130 prize items have been donated by over 50 area businesses and individuals. Free barbecue will be provided for all of the riders after the run and an after-event party at Hidden Creek Campground will include free tent camping and breakfast, live music and bike rodeo games.
Representatives of CDS will be on hand at Matt’s Pub after the ride to award door prizes and riders’ prizes, as well as to announce the winners of a silent auction to be held that day at Matt’s Pub. The auction is open to the public and some of the items will include a Cherokee Hills four-by-eight trailer, a four-by-four child’s John Deere Gator and 10 pounds of Alaskan king crab. There will also be drawings for a 10-by-12 metal building, a backyard barbecue smoker and a Remington 870 Express rifle, with tickets available for $20 each.
For more information about the run, ticket sales or silent auction, call June Wehner at (731) 697-0083 or Cynthia Guinn at (731) 571-1649.
Published in The Messenger 5.7.10