Eagles ride will benefit local vets


Event is open to public, raised $5,000 a year ago

By Jeff Gilliland - jgilliland@civitasmedia.com



The second annual Poker Run to Benefit the DAV has been scheduled for Saturday, May 20 and you do not have to be a motorcycle rider to take part.

The run is being sponsored by the Eagle Riders of Hillsboro Eagles Aerie 1161 and David Brown, one of the event organizers, said it raised $5,000 last year.

“You don’t have to be on a motorcycle. You can come in a street rod, a car, a pickup truck or whatever, anyone is more than welcome,” Brown said.

All proceeds benefit the Disabled American Veterans of Highland County.

The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple.

Sign-in is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hillsboro Eagles, 126 Gov. Trimble Place, Hillsboro. The run starts at noon and the route will go to the Highland County AmVets on North Shore Drive, to the Greenfield VFW, Wilmington American Legion, Blanchester Eagles and then finish back at the Hillsboro Eagles.

But the event does not end there.

After the run, there will be live music by Private Issue at the Hilsboro Eagles, door prizes, an auction, 50/50 drawings and raffles. Food will be available from the Eagles kitchen.

Brown said you do not have participate in the ride to take part in the activities after it ends.

Before last year’s run, the Eagle Riders held an annual ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. But Brown said they changed it to benefit the DAV last year when there was controversy surrounding the Wounded Warrior Project. He said it’s also nice to know the money is being used to help local veterans.

“That’s our goal,” Brown said. “Veterans deserve all the help they can get, especially the ones that are disabled.”

For more information call Judy at 937-763-3500 or Kathy at 937-763-9331.

Reach Jeff Gilliland at 937-402-2522 or on Twitter @13gillilandj.

Event is open to public, raised $5,000 a year ago

By Jeff Gilliland

jgilliland@civitasmedia.com