Poker Run will support STAR Ranch

Oct 04, 2013
Photo by: Beth Brown photo The motorcycle poker run to benefit STAR Ranch will be Saturday, Oct. 12.

Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to support STAR Ranch by attending the organization’s first Poker Run Saturday, Oct. 12. Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon at Maggie Valley Inn & Conference Center, located at 70 Soco Road. The cost is $20 per bike and $10 per passenger which includes a pizza buffet and one beer.

The route of the run is approximately 75 miles and will wind through Haywood County, including a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The fall foliage will be beautiful, but dress warmly as the parkway can be chilly.

The winning poker hand will receive $500 thanks to Ken Wilson Ford. 
“Fundraisers like this, faithful monthly donations and horse sponsorships make it possible for STAR Ranch to do what they do,” said Beth Brown, coordinator of the poker run.

STAR Ranch is a nonprofit organization that works to rehabilitate neglected and abused horses in Western North Carolina. For more information about STAR Ranch, visit its website at  You can sponsor or adopt a horse, volunteer, make a tax deductible donation via PayPal and access the organization’s Facebook page for current updates.  To make an appointment to visit STAR Ranch at 970 Rabbit Skin Road in Waynesville, call Karen Owens at 400-4940.  For Poker Run information, contact Beth Brown at 550-1272.

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