Weekend poker run to benefit EASI
by Jennifer Cohron
Apr 09, 2012 | 1341 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The 2012 Walker County Autism Awareness Motorcycle Ride was held Saturday morning. The event started at Parkland Shopping Center, above, and continued to Curry Church of God. Officials said bikers from across the state participated in the event. Photo by: Jerry Geddings
The 2012 Walker County Autism Awareness Motorcycle Ride was held Saturday morning. The event started at Parkland Shopping Center, above, and continued to Curry Church of God. Officials said bikers from across the state participated in the event. Photo by: Jerry Geddings
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EASI Ride, a biannual poker run to benefit the local therapeutic horseback riding program, is set for this Saturday.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. at Greenhorn Saloon in Jasper. Any vehicle that is street legal is welcome to enter.

The cost to participate is $25 per hand with a 50 percent payback.

Stops include the Equines Assisting Special Individuals facility on Summerville Road in Boldo, The Barn in Jasper and The Alabama Rose in Quinton.

The ride ends back at Greenhorn Saloon by 4 p.m.

The event will also include food, door prizes and an auction.

Melissa Akins, one of the organizers, said a similar event in October had 197 entries and raised $28,000 — the most in its five year history.

Akins added that the EASI program was still getting established when the first ride was held. Today, it continues to increases its services to local families.

“We love that we are able to help that place grow,” Akins said.

For more information, call 275-7732, 275-0025 or 300-5683.