Marine Corps Poker Run registration deadline set
Pre-registration for the 17th annual Marine Corps League, St. Mary Detachment, Motorcycle Poker Run ends at 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Only pre-registered participants will receive the Poker Run T-shirt.
The Poker Run will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 at Daiquiri & Company at 7550 La. 182 East in Morgan City. Walk-in registration on Oct. 21 will begin at 7 a.m.
Participants are treated to complimentary café au lait and a beignet breakfast.
Cost to participate is $20 a bike, $15 for a rider and an unwrapped new toy to be brought to the event. First bike out will be at 9 a.m. and last bike in will be at 1 p.m.
Prizes for best hands are $200, first; $100, second; and $75, third. Worst hand receives $25. To be eligible for the cash prizes, participants must be 18 or older.
The St. Mary Detachment is also hosting a Toys for Tots Kick-off from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Daiquiri & Company on Oct. 21. Barbecue dinners will be sold for $8. Dinners will include chicken, sausage, pulled pork, rice dressing, coleslaw and barbecued beans.
Live music will be held from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will also be a radio remote.
Donations of new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots would be appreciated. All proceeds from the dinner benefits Toys for Tots.
Also, the St. Mary Detachment will host the Marine Corps Band New Orleans for a Toys for Tots Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Admission is free to the event being held at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Although donation of a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots would be appreciated.
Former U.S. Marines are invited to join the St. Mary Detachment for its monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post on U.S. 90 near Patterson. A meet and greet is held at 6 p.m.
For information about the Marine Corps League, St. Mary Detachment, events or to find out how to get a Poker Run entry form, call Bill Goessl at 985-384-3446 or 985-385-3705.