It was a beautiful day for a ride

7th Annual Riding with Tony Poker Run held

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It was a hot day on Saturday, but that didn’t turn people away from celebrating a poker run in remembrance of Tony DeKnikker.

Motorcycles, ATVs, cars and a bus made their way around to several towns in honor of the 7th Annual Riding with Tony poker run on Saturday.

The map of places to go included registration at The New Horizon Lounge in Lake Preston, followed by The Erwin Bar in Erwin, The Rusty Nail in Willow Lake, The Bullpen in Lake Norden, Siouxland and Hurley’s Motorboat Bar in Lake Poinsett and Schmidty’s and The Cardinal Tap in Arlington.

The poker run ended at the New Horizon Lounge in Lake Preston, where a meal was served and the drawings were announced.

A small committee has been planning this event for seven years. Each year, money made has gone straight back into the community. It has been used to create “DeKnikker Shelter” in Thorsnes Park, to provide new tables, chairs and flower pots at the pool and to make other improvements throughout the park.

This year, there are plans to upgrade DeKnikker Shelter, making it ready for birthday parties, reunions and other various events.

The DeKnikker family would like to thank everyone who helped out with this event and all of those who attended or donated.

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