Poker run, Relay For Life and Healthy Kids Day among NWF events


Motorcycle enthusiasts arrive at the final stop of last year's Iron Order Motorcycle Club Poker Run. The event, which benefits the Families First Network of Lakeview, returns to North Okaloosa County this Saturday.

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Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 02:16 PM.

CRESTVIEW — There is a number of activities scheduled this weekend in North Okaloosa County.

Poker Run

The Iron Order Motorcycle Club of Crestview's 2nd Annual Poker Run on Saturday benefits the Families First Network of Lakeview.

The run starts at Hot Spot Cigars and Coffee, 5155 S. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, and finishes at Split Oaks Saloon, 892 W. James Lee Blvd.Registration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the start site.The cost is $15 per rider, and $5 for an additional poker hand.

We've already seen how the club helps the organization, members said. A large portion of the $1,700 accumulated from last year's fundraiser helped bring 3-year-old Emmanuel Menz back home, according to Families First representative Mary Culbertson.

The boy was kidnapped March 6 from a South Ferdon Boulevard fast food restaurant, according to Crestview police.

Club funds paid for airfare after authorities recovered Emmanuel and his alleged kidnappers in Henderson, Nev. Karl Menz and Virgina Lynch are in custody in connection with the case after an almost month-long search.

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