Three Angels Poker Run to benefit DVSS School Lunch program | DrumhellerMail
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Three Angels Poker Run to benefit DVSS School Lunch program

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    The Three Angels Poker Run is roaring into its fourth year and has selected the DVSS Lunch Program as its beneficiary for this year’s ride.
    The poker run is held annually in memory of three young people who passed away in 2021 and has been a way to help the community heal from this loss. In its first three years, the ride has raised about $30,000 to support the community in various ways.
    This year’s run is coming up on  Saturday, July 20. The run welcomes everyone, whether you are on a motorcycle or in a car. In fact, last year a shuttle bus was available for those who wanted to take part in the cruise without having to be at the helm.
    This year, the DVSS Lunch Program will benefit from the ride.
    Teacher Shannon Palomaki explains while the program, at its heart, supplies young people at the school with lunches or snacks when they need them for them to focus on their studies, it also goes well beyond that.
    She says the funds can be used however they are needed to meet the student’s needs. At times, they have bought winter clothing and even glasses. The funds are also used to help support students so they can participate in field trips.
    “This is a way for our school community to look out for each other,” said Palomaki. “It’s part of our school culture.”
    She adds this is the first time the Three Angels Poker run has supported the Lunch Program and they are honoured to benefit from it. The bulk of the funds is typically raised through recycling cans at the school. They have also received donations from community groups and class reunions.
    The Three Angels Poker Run is on Saturday, July 20, and the ride starts at Yavis, and tours throughout the local area, taking in some great sights of the Badlands, and prairies, and wraps up at the Last Chance Saloon.

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