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Bikers work to raise funds for local causes

Two poker runs are scheduled for the month of May to raise money for two local causes.

Saturday, the Fraternal Order of Police Ironton Aerie 895 will sponsor a poker run and hog roast to benefit the Lana Holbrook Scholarship Fund. The fund was established to honor the memory and help the children of Holbrook, a sheriff's office dispatcher who was shot and killed by her estranged husband.

"We're hoping to raise a bunch of money," FOP President Pam Neal Wagner said. "Lana was was one of us, a sister in law enforcement. She had children who lost both a mother and a father, basically."

Bikers who want to participate will meet at the Laidback in Hanging Rock. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the run begins at 1 p.m.

Bikers will travel to the Portsmouth Motorcycle Club, then back to Wheelersburg, travel State Route 522 to State Route 93 and then return to the Laidback.

On May 21, the Luke Simon Memorial Ride run will benefit a Huntington, W.Va. child who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Luke Simon Memorial Ride will begin at 11 a.m. Benjy's Harley Davidson in Huntington and end with a cookout at the Laidback.