KY thunderHANSON, Ky. (6/18/18) — Weekend volunteers rolled out in the heat to visit local veterans and raise money.

The 15th annual Poker Run hosted by Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter 1 was held Saturday at the Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson that included plenty of cool activities.

President of the nonprofit, Tim Centers, said they host a poker run every year to raise funds for the Veterans Center activities fund.

Around 25 bikers participated this year. Organizers say they have had as many as 60 bikers.

Centers said the motorcycle ride is scheduled the Saturday before Father’s Day to also honor all the veteran dads.

“We chose this day so the men have something to look forward to for Father’s Day, because some of them don’t have visitors for that special day.”

Veterans Center recreation leader Tonda Cavanah said they have a cookout in conjunction with the Rolling Thunder Poker Run. The Corvette Club was on hand to grill food and to show off their shiny cars.

The residents seemed to enjoy the activities and company of Rolling Thunder participants.

Vietnam veteran Glen Goff and WW II-Germany veteran Wayne Martin were enjoying the event alongside center stylist Shelly Hillyard.

Poker Run hosted by Rolling Thunder Kentucky

Tammy Holloway
SurfKY News Reporter

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