Poker Rice Run Sept. 14
The annual Poker Rice Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 4, 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 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.