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VFW plays host to Poker Run on Sept. 7

Will it be three of a kind?

A full house?

Only time and a drive through Southern Colorado will tell what poker hand will be the winner in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Warriors Poker Run event, Sept. 7.

In the Poker Run, players pick up their first of six playing cards at the VFW Post in Pueblo West, then ride to five more locations, including Colorado City and Texas Creek, and end at the Penrose VFW Post.

At each location, players pick up an additional card, for a total of six. In Penrose, each person plays the best hand they can make for a chance to win.

Prizes will also be given to the worst hand, as well as lots of door prizes.

“It’s a District 2 VFW Warriors fundraiser, and a lot of the money goes toward supporting veterans,” said Pueblo West VFW Post Commander Bruce Tjosvold.

“And you don’t have to be a member of the Warriors, it’s open to the public, to anyone who wants to play.”

Those involved are generally on motorcycles, Tjosvold noted, though anyone is welcome.

Cost is $15 per player, and those who choose to have a passenger on their bike or an extra hand pay another $5.

Registration begins at the Pueblo West Post at 9:30, and biscuits and gravy will be served for those who come early.

Bikes will be staggered out of Pueblo West, with the first leaving at 11 a.m. and the last around noon.

The final stop in Penrose will be around 4:30 p.m., so participants have about five hours to travel and pick up their cards.

The Penrose Post will serve burgers and bratwurst after the Poker Run.

Tjosvold said the District 2 Warriors were formed last January, so this is the first Poker Run event Pueblo West has participated in.

“It’s a good way to socialize and get out and get the bike out,” Tjosvold said.

“Go around a little bit, a little friendly competition and some good door prizes, too.”

For questions, contact Tjosvold at 518-9946.

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