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American Legion Post 221 2nd Annual Poker Run Proves a Royal Flush for Fisher House of the Emerald Coast

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American Legion Post 221 Niceville Riders successfully completed their 2nd Annual Fisher House of the Emerald Coast Poker Run on March 30 raising $11,000 for the non-profit.

More than 65 bikes ventured out to enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning starting at Post 221 in Niceville. The riders followed a route to the Lucky Star Bar in Freeport, The Hideout in Ponce de Leon, The Wagon Wheel in DeFuniak Springs, and Amvets Post 178 in DeFuniak Springs before returning to Post 221. At each stop, they chose a card from a proffered deck in hope of getting the winning hand.

The poker run benefitted Fisher House of the Emerald Coast located on Eglin Air Force Base. The non-profit’s mission “is to keep military families together during times of medical need, providing a support system for healing.”

Representing Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc., Bryan S. Creager, CMSgt, USAF (Ret.), Secretary, lauded the poker run, “The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast could not operate without donations like this one from Post 221. We also appreciate Omni Broadcasting, 100.3 KROCK, and Schuyler Black for their consistent support as well. All their efforts help us help active, guard, reserve, veterans, and their family members in a time when they need it most.”

James Crane, American Legion Post 221 Commander, also expressed his appreciation, “We sincerely thank all who participated—the volunteers for their hard work, the riders for their participation, raffle item donors, Poker Run stop hosts, and sponsors Bliss Charters, Eglin Federal Credit Union, Law Tigers, Mills Heating & Air, and 100.3 KROCK.”

More details about the poker run may be found at Emerald Coast Connected.

June Scroggin
Author: June Scroggin

A staff writer for Emerald Coast Connected, June is (to quote her husband) “Like a fine old car driven beyond her warranty”. June, however, says she simply loves life and believes in finding the loving heartbeat of her community and enjoying the ride.

Written by: June Scroggin

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    AJ on April 4, 2024

    What a fantastic fundraising event organized by the American Legion Post 221 in Niceville and Omni Broadcasting! They successfully raised $11,000 to support the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, which is doing incredible work. June, we appreciate your articles so much. Omni Broadcasting, thank you for giving Mills Heating & Air the opportunity to be a small part of such a worthy cause.