Oregon Coast Military Museum Hosts Poker Run for Rhody Days Today

(Siuslaw News file photo from a past Rhododendron Festival)

May 15, 2021 — On May 15, the Oregon Coast Military Museum is hosting a first-time poker run for Rhody Days to benefit Florence area non-profits who have struggled with the pandemic shut down of the past year. The committee, headed by Gary Cargill of Florence in Bloom, is coordinating the event with the help of Rods n’ Rhodies Inc., the Rhody Cruisers and Jeeps R Us in Florence.

“Just like the commercial business community, the non-profit community has struggled financially, and this will provide at least some minimal relief for them, as well as bring back a little normality to our community on Rhody Days,” Cargill said.

In addition to the Oregon Coast Military Museum, participating non-profits include Florence Food Share, Florence Area Humane Society, Florence Habitat for Humanity and the Crossroads Church Backpack for Kids program.

“The poker run will be an open format where all types of vehicles can participate such as classics, hot rods, motorcycles, Jeeps — or simply anyone who wants to enjoy a day driving around the Florence area and helping our local non-profits,” Cargill said. 

Registration will take place at Three Rivers Casino Resort starting at 9 a.m. on May 15. Three levels of prize will be awarded based on the winning poker hands, and proceeds will be distributed evenly amongst the five participating non-profits. 

For more information, contact Cargill at 541-999-6513 or [email protected]

Oregon Coast Military Museum is at 2145 Kingwood St. in Florence and open to the public Friday through Sunday, from noon until 4 p.m. Learn more by visiting www.oregoncoastmilitarymuseum.com.