Poker Run to benefit shelter Saturday

The seventh annual Poker Run to benefit Austin’s House begins with registration at 9 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Century 21 Clark Properties, at 1674 U.S. Highway 395 in Minden.

All types of vehicles can be involved. The entry fee is $25, plus $15 for a second rider. The fee includes a prize for the best poker hand, a barbecue lunch, a limited-edition ride pin, a pink bandanna and live music.

The first stop will be the Genoa Bar and Saloon. The next draw will take place at Jethro’s in the Gardnerville Ranchos. The caravan then heads south on Highway 88 to Markleeville for a stop at Wolf Creek Restaurant & Bar. The run continues over Monitor Pass to Topaz Lake for the fourth stop at Iggy & Squiggy’s Holbrook Junction Bar. The final stop is Heritage Park in Gardnerville, which involves lunch and live music. The Poker Run is about 81 miles and lasts about two hours. For more information about the Poker Run, call Danny Villalobos at 775-721-7111

Austin’s House is an emergency children’s shelter that provides services and care for up to 10 children at a time. For more information or to donate, call 775-267-6711 or go to


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