Golf, dinner tickets still available for Jeep Posse event

Steak, golf and dancing are on the menu Saturday to raise money for the Jeep Posse " the volunteer search-and-rescue unit for the Storey County Sheriff's Office.

Spots are still available for the benefit golf tournament at Empire Ranch Golf Course in Carson City. The scramble tournament will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start and will last about four hours.

The entry fee for the golf tournament is $80, and includes attendance at the barbecue. Organizer Hugh Gallagher said there are 16 spots, or four foursomes available for more players, and is open to all skill levels.

The bar at the historic Ice House on Toll Road in Virginia City will open around 4 p.m., and then Sheriff Jim Miller and Lt. Chris Parsons will man the grill, resident Joanne Pizzamiglia will cook her famous beans, and volunteers will serve up baked potatoes, salad and rolls for the feast that will begin at 6 p.m., with the no-host bar opening at 4 p.m.

After dinner, the Music by Mike DJ service will roll out the rock 'n' roll and country tunes.

This is the 47th Annual Jeep Posse Barbecue and Golf Tournament to raise money for the group, which searches the rugged, mountainous county for lost people, patrols at the Lagomarsino petroglyphs and aids the sheriff's department in handling some of Virginia City's more risky events like April's Virginia City Grand Prix.

At the Grand Prix, said posse president Bill Pearson, the group provided communications and assistance out of the back country a few times when a dirt bike rider lost control of the motorcycle.

Admission is $15, drink tickets are $2, and raffle tickets are available for many prizes donated by businesses in Virginia City and the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

The grand prize is a tradition at the Jeep Posse Barbecue " a 30-30 Winchester rifle.

There will also be two table games of 21 for people to try their luck at.

- Contact reporter Karen Woodmansee at kwoodmansee@nevadaappeal.com or call 881-7351.

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