Saturday, September 21st, the dogs and cats at Caring Hands Humane Society had a lot of visitors dressed in leather and jeans. We held the Third Annual Ride for the Dogs Poker Run. More than 80 people participated and volunteered at the event.

The Harvey County Sherrif’s Department led the procession of motorcycles and cars out of Harvey County to the south and from there riders proceeded to Alefs Harley Davidson, Bentley Corner Bar and Grill, Halstead Senior Center, Dan’s Cycle and finally to the American Legion Wayne G Austin Post #2. Riders threw darts at a board covered with playing cards to get their poker hands. The winning hand was a flush draw. The second, third place and worst hand won prizes as well. A trip for two to a NASCAR Race anywhere in the country, sponsored by Mike’s Rent to Own in Newton, was on the line if a player scored a royal flush.

We also held a raffle and live auction. The highlight of the day was the weather. Every rider was treated to mild weather and minimal wind. We want to thank everyone that was involved with our event this year. Below our sponsors, partners and volunteers are listed in alphabetical order:

Alefs Harley Davidson; American Legion Wayne G Austin Post #2; Anderson Retail Liquor; Angie Smith; Ark Valley Animal Hospital; ASAP Auto Glass; Ashley Kline; Bentley Corner Bar and Grill; Best Western Olathe; BG Products, Inc.; Bill Ryan; Blue Skies Pet Care; Bradley’s Bones; Bullet Stop; Carol Nicholson; Cassiday Graves; Charlsen Insurance Agency; Chisholm Trail 8; Conrad Snider; Country Fresh Foods; Dana Stahl; Dan's Cycles; Dawn Warrington; Edward Jones; Elaine Tibbets; Errik Clayborn; Farm Bureau Insurance Valley Center Douglas S. Adams, Agent; Fox Ridge Golf Course; Future Foam; Gary & Jerri Cochran; Gary & Karma Mason; Gillespie Meats; Ginger Resnik; Golden Plains Credit Union; Gordon Brooks; Graber’s Ace; Hair Cutting Company; Halstead Chiropractic Clinic; Heritage Home Furnishings; Hesston Golf Course; Holiday Inn in Newton; Hosford Agency Inc; Howard Lacher; Island Blue; J Mitchell Property Management LLC; Jack Howell; John Werner; Julie Gleason; Kathy Brotton; Kathy Pearce; Kevin Stubbs; Kimberly Tate; Kong; Krueger Insurance Management, Inc.; KSCW; KWCH; Little Caesars Pizza; Martha Gartner; Melisha Regier; Mike Jantz; Mike's Rent to Own; Milo & Billie Sweets; Montana Mike’s Steakhouse; Newton Animal Hospital; Newton Tire and Auto; Olive Garden; Owen Gartner; Party Express Bus; Passion for Pets; Prairie Harvest; Reba’s; Rick Thomas; Riza Retail Liquor; Robert and Dawn Lucas; Robert Sandoval; Rock Squad Girls; Sand Creek Station Golf Course; Sears - Newton; Sedgwick/Halstead Vet Clinic; Sedgwick Co Zoo; Sharon Arellano; Sierra Hills Golf; Soaring Adventures; T-95; Tom Roberson; Tongish Auto Mart; Tyler Smith; Vicky Brooks; Wedgewood Golf Course; Wichita Art Museum; Will Tate; Wichita Wingnuts; WSU – Coach Marshall; Wyldewood Cellars.

We raised almost $2,400 in this effort. Thank you again to all of our sponsors, partners and volunteers and riders that made this possible. Save the date for next year September 20, 2013. — Will Tate, Fundraising/Marketing Coordinator, Caring Hands Humane Society