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FriendShip and JDRF poker run August 23

FriendShip Food Stores teams with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for the fifth annual poker run on Saturday, August 23, at Margaritaville in Sandusky. This year automobiles and motorcycles will be participating together.  

The ride will begin with the registration at 11 a.m. Participants must be registered and on the run by 2:30 p.m., as this poker run is more than 2 hours in length.  The run will proceed from Margaritaville to five Friendship Food Store locations which include Norwalk, Wakeman, Vermillion, Amherst, and Sandusky (the ride is subject to change for safety and efficiency). All participants are to return to Margaritaville to turn in their poker hands no later than 4:30 p.m.

While determining the winning hand, participants will enjoy music, vendors and a chicken dinner. During this time unique prizes such as, beer collectibles, big screen televisions, electronics, along with several other unique prizes will be raffled, and door prizes will be given away. There will be 50/50 raffle that participants must be present to win.

The proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes through research. More than 84 cents of every dollar donated goes directly towards research. Sponsors of this event include FriendShip Food Stores, Miller Brewery Co, Pepsi Co, BAS Broadcasting, and Margaritaville.

Registration and the purchase of the $20 wristband for the poker run can take place at all FriendShip Food Store locations until Friday, August 22. All wristbands purchased the day of the event will be $25 and available at registration which begins at 11 a.m.

The Grand Prize is $10,000 for the winning poker hand. For any questions regarding this event please call Kevin Campbell 419-355-7196.

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