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Motorcycles stand at the ready in advance of the start of the 2018 International Rice Festival Poker Run. This year’s run will be held Saturday, Sept. 14.

IRF Poker Run rolls Saturday

The annual Poker Rice Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, as a kick-off to the 83rd International Rice Festival Festival activities.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at Rice Palace and riders will leave the parking lot there at 9:30 a.m.
Preregistration cost is $20 per hand/rider is paid by Sept. 11. Registration the day of the ride is $25 per hand/rider. A free T-shirt will be given with each registration.
At each stop along the route, participants will collect a playing card. The best poker hand at the end of the ride will be awarded two all-access passes for Saturday of the festival and two Rice Festival T-shirts.
Second-best will receive two all-access passes for Friday of the festival and a pair of Festival T-shirts; third-best hand will get two all-access passes for Thursday of the festival and a pair of shirts.
The worst hand will get a Festival Ditty Bag.
Door prizes, games and a 50/50 drawing will be held during the ride.
For more information or registration forms, call (337) 783-3067 or (337) 581-0700.

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