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Poker run raising money to help children

| September 10, 2018

COSHOCTON – The first Flat Broke Poker Run raised almost $1,700 to help children at Coshocton Elementary School. Jesse Conrad is hoping the second annual event can help even more children with coats, clothing and shoes.

“We had four or five carts full when we went shopping with (counselor) Laura Grogro from the school,” said Conrad, who is a member of the Flat Broke Riders. “She was able to hand the stuff out to kids she knew who didn’t have clothes that fit or needed something for winter.”

The second annual Flat Broke Poker Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Army Navy Garrison, 628 Walnut St. The first bike will go out at 11 a.m. and the last bike will come in at 6 p.m.

There will be music by Crackerslang and Tyndal Creek, a best beard contest, food and drinks available all day, and a veterans benefit breakfast at 9 a.m. Veterans eat free.

“The girls from Wild Styles will be judging the beard contest and have a basket of beard care products to give the winner,” Conrad said. “We also will have a silent auction, giveaways and t-shirts that day.”

All proceeds will again go toward buying clothes for local kids. Cost is $10 per rider. Cars, vans and trucks are welcome to participate. Best hand wins 25 percent of the rider fund. Winning hand will be announced at 6:30 p.m.

“The weather is supposed to be decent that day so hopefully it stays that way and we will do better than we did last year,” Conrad said. “If our donations are large enough we’d like to help kids at other county schools.”

For more information on the event, call 740-502-9257 or 740-622-9110 or e-mail [email protected].

“We are an AMA sanctioned motorcycle club and are looking at other things that we can do too,” Conrad said. “We want to grow and do at least a couple charity events a year.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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