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Poker run to benefit Coshocton City Schools children

| September 8, 2017

COSHOCTON – The Flat Broke Riders of Coshocton are planning on using their love of motorcycles to help children in the community.

The first kids benefit poker run hosted by the small motorcycle club will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 starting and ending at Army Navy 628 located at 628 Walnut St. Cost is $10 per rider and other vehicles besides motorcycles are welcome to participate. The first bike out will be at 11 a.m. and the last bike in is at 6 p.m. for this roughly 110 mile ride through southeastern Ohio. Best poker hand wins 25 percent of the rider fund.

“The club isn’t taking a dime from this,” said Jesse Conrad, a member of the Flat Broke Riders of Coshocton. “We just want to help out. There is a huge motorcycle community and we thought we would pull from that and get help for kids. We aren’t sure if we are going to make $200 or $2,000, but whatever we make will go to help kids whether that’s us taking them to Wal-Mart to shop for clothes or sending backpacks to school for them.”

The day of the event there also will be a breakfast buffet from 9 to 11 a.m., which is free to all veterans with ID and $5 for non-veterans. Entertainment that evening includes Tyndal Creek playing from 7 to 10 p.m. and Crackerslang playing from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Anyone wanting to come just watch the bands is asked to make a $5 donation. Conrad added that both bands are donating their time and the Army Navy is donating food and its time.

For more information, call Conrad at 740-502-9257. All proceeds go to benefit children in need in the Coshocton City Schools district. Donations of clothing would also be greatly appreciated. Bins will be provided.

“We are really just a bunch of blue collar guys who want to give back and do what we can to help,” Conrad said. “There are only nine of us in the club so we are pulling from family members and whoever else we can to come help with this. Anyone who wants to volunteer their time to come help set up chairs, pick up trash, or whatever, we’d appreciate the extra help.”

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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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