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310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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Hillbilly’s Poker Run fundraiser Saturday
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Courtesy Photo: Nicholas Burchett wears a Hillbilly T-shirt for this year’s Hillbilly’s Poker Run, which will be held Saturday. Rain postponed the event last weekend.

Friday, September 27, 2013

The 10th Annual Hillbilly's Poker Run is set for Saturday, Sept. 28, after the event was rained out last weekend.

A fundraiser for charities, the event is in memory of the late Garry "Hillbilly" Thurman.

Proceeds this year will benefit the American Cancer Society, Carilion Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic, Franklin County Planned Pethood/Humane Society and the Free Clinic of Franklin County.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Collinsville Printing, Patriot Center, 79 Beaver Creek Drive (off King's Mountain Road) in Martinsville, with the run starting at 10:30 a.m. The run ends at 8141 Snow Creek Road with a barbecue lunch.

Entry fee is $15 for a poker hand and BBQ meal; $5 for each hand added; $10 for meal only, and $10 to $12 for Hillbilly T-shirts.

For more information call 540-576-2685 or 540-483-9234. Visit online at

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