IAM Guide Dog Dash raises $4,000


Motorcycle poker run participants Stacy Breunig and Mike James draw a playing card at the last stop of the 6th annual Guide Dogs Dash held Aug. 25.

Forty riders participated in the 130-mile ride, which started and ended at Machinists District W24’s hall in Gladstone. In between, riders made stops to draw cards at The Viewpoint in Estacada, Sundowner in Molalla, Dial Station and Strawberry Barn near Silver Falls, and Mt. Angel Sausage Company in Mt. Angel.

Afterwards, riders enjoyed a barbecue, drawings for prizes, and music by The Del Ranchos.

Poker run winners were Perry Moore, with a full house, and Shirley Satter, with an ace high flush. The low hand went to Darrell Hall with a pair of twos. The event raised $4,000 for Guide Dogs of America. Guide Dogs was founded by the International Association of Machinists in 1948 in Sylmar, California to provide guide dogs free of charge to the blind community. The organization depends solely on voluntary donations, bequests, and fundraising events, such as the motorcycle poker run.

The poker run was sponsored by Machinists Lodge 63, in conjunction with Machinists District W24.


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