The Columbia County Animal Protection Society is hosting a benefit poker run and a silent auction on Saturday. Riders will meet at the KZHE Radio Station where registration will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue until the start of the poker run at 10 a.m. The registration costs $20 for each rider and $5 for each passenger, with cars and trucks welcome to join in the poker run.
“You register and draw a card,” said David Woodard, event organizer. “Then, you’ll go to the first stop and draw another card, working your way back to the radio station.”
He explained that the riders will obtain five cards each by arriving at the stops, which will create a five card poker hand. Woodard said that the high hand will win $250 and the low hand will win $100. Woodard said that the event will bring in bikers from different organizations across state lines who he has ridden with in other benefit rides.
There will also be a 50/50 raffle where the pot will be split between the winner and CCAPS, a silent auction from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and $10 lunches which include a pulled pork sandwich, sides and dessert. Woodard said that he will be working to make “Going to the Dogs” an annual event to benefit CCAPS.
“I put on the first one last year and it went so well and I said I’d do it every year.” said Woodard. “I’m committed.”