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Annual Cogar memorial scholarship poker run set for July 11

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Memorial Poker Run for the Kevin Cogar, Jr. Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund is set for Saturday, July 11, 2009 at TJ’s Lounge on Route 60 in Hico. Participation fee is $10 per person and prizes will be awarded for the best and worst hand. There also will be a cookout and door prizes.

The Poker Run will raise funds for the Airman Kevin Cogar, Jr. Alumni Memorial Scholarship, managed by the Oak Hill High/Collins High Alumni Association. Registration for the bike run begins at 10 a.m. at TJ’s Lounge, located on Route 60 East, about one mile past the highway’s intersection with US 19 at Hico. All bikes will depart at approximately 12 noon with a cookout is scheduled back at TJ’s Lounge at 6 p.m. at which time winners will be announced and prizes awarded.

The Poker Run will leave TJ’s Lounge and the first stop will be at Drifters located in Glen Jean. The second stop will be at Ole Timers in Mount Hope, where they will have food for everyone. The third stop will be at Deb’s Party Club in Rainelle, where they will also have food for everyone. The run will then return to TJ’s Lounge for the cookout and prizes.

At the time of his death, Kevin was home on leave from active duty in Iraq. A graduate of Oak Hill High School, he was an air transportation journeyman in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. and had received a number of awards and ribbons, including the Basic Training Ribbon, National Defense Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.

Those who need more information on the Poker Run may call Tammy at 304-663-9011 or you may call TJ’s Lounge at 304-658-5590. Anyone wishing to make a donation to Cogar’s Scholarship Fund may do so by writing a check to the OHH/CHS Alumni Association and mailing it to: OHH/CHS Alumni Association, PO Box 462, Oak Hill, WV 25901. Note on the memo line: Kevin A. Cogar, Jr. TJ’s, Jerry and Tammy would like to thank everyone who participated in the past and for all the help everyone has given to make this fundraiser a success.

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