6th Annual Word of Faith Poker Run on August 15th

For a motorcyclist, there’s nothing better than the growl of the engine, the sparkle of chrome, the wind in your face, and the freedom of the road – unless, of course, the ride is done for a good cause.

Word of Faith Church in Monterey will hold its Annual Poker Run on Saturday, August 15th. Organizer Mark Waybright explained more.

“This will be our 6th Annual Poker Run. We have this poker run to raise money for people in need throughout the county, mostly in the county, some outside the county, but most of the time they’re in the county.

“There’s no pre-registration required. Everybody come the day of the event – get there early, enjoy some coffee and doughnuts, and some great fellowship with fellow riders, and we’ll take off about 10:00.”

All riders are free to join the pack of bikes, and enjoy the scenery and camaraderie. There is a registration fee if you choose to join the poker contest for prizes.

“Registration will begin at 9:00, and the ride will leave at 10:00 promptly. I’m thinking maybe we’re going to do a different ride, I’m just not real sure yet this year. We’ve been going on a tour through West Virginia, and some people would like to change that. I’m not sure – the ride may be different this year.”

Other activities await the bikers when the ride is over.

“Really,,the ride is the main activity, we’re going to do some barbecued chicken the same day, it’s going to be available for the riders. In the past, we’ve had a dinner in the church – that’s not happening this year. We will be having barbecued chicken that will be available out here on the corner of 250 and 220 on the same day, and barbecued chicken will be available in Blue Grass and Monterey as well.

“We give out prizes for the worst hand and the best hand. While we’re deciphering the hands, we have a lot of door prizes – everybody gets a ticket when they register, and come in and sit down in the church, again, enjoy some fellowship there while the riders are gathering in, if we pull your ticket out of the hat, or a ticket out of the hat, and hopefully everybody leaves with something.”

For more information, contact Mark at 540-290-9261.

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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