Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Poker Run Scheduled to Benefit State of the Heart Hospice

Left to right: Adam Locke of ADC Concrete, Deb Ross, Larry Kinneer, promotion and development coordinator for State of the Heart, and Cork Sharp, owner of the car in the background and a participant in the run. Not pictured are coordinators Dan Nickell and Donna Clark.
A local group has scheduled a poker run to benefit State of the Heart Hospice, Saturday June 9.
The Office Bar Benefit and Poker run was organized to remember many former patrons of the bar which is no longer in business. It was located near Public Square in Greenville.

“At our last reunion of people from the bar, we talked about doing something to benefit hospice as the agency had taken care of so many of our friends,” stated Event Director Deb Ross. She, along with Dan Nickell and Donna Clark, are spearheading efforts for the fund raiser.

The sign- in time is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the location to sign in is at 200 Public Square near where the bar formerly was located. It has been out of business for a number of years, Ross said. Motorcycles, hot rods, trucks and other vehicles are invited to participate. Cost is $10 per person or $20 per person if they camp after the party. In order to participate, you must be 18 years of age or older.

Ross said the public is invited to the benefit at the Darke County Steam Threshers Association, State Route 127 and Reed Road. There will be food available and music will be provided during the afternoon. Gates for the public open at 2 p.m.

“This is a way we feel we can give back,” stated Ross who is a nurse. “We have seen firsthand how the hospice nurses and staff help patients.” On the flyer being distributed, the names of seven persons cared for by State of the Heart are listed.

All vehicles will leave sharply at 1 p.m., Ross said. The ride will be about 100 miles. One of several sponsors of The Office Bar Benefit and Poker Run is ADC Concrete of Greenville.

State of the Heart Hospice has cared for patients and families in eastern Indiana and western Ohio who are facing a life limiting illness for more than 30 years. The agency has offices in Greenville, Coldwater and Portland.

For more information about the poker run, call Ross at 937-564-0669. Visit the agency web site at

No comments:

Post a Comment

Featured Posts

/* Track outbound links in Google Analytics */