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August 1, 2013

Jasper County public administrator plans poker run to raise funds for wards’ needs

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A poker run set for Saturday, Aug. 10, will raise money for the needs of some of the wards of the Jasper County public administrator’s office.

Angie Casavecchia, public administrator, said she organized the event to help disabled wards of her office who don’t have money for clothing or personal hygiene items. Several area nursing homes are helping with the fundraiser.

“Folks at one of the nursing homes suggested it,” Casavecchia said. “I was trying to find a way to raise some funds so we can keep some clothing and personal care items on hand for wards who don’t have funds of their own. We’d like to stockpile some of those things so that if there’s a need, we can respond immediately.”

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 10 at the office of Dr. Jonathan Manzer, 3071 S. Grand Ave. in Carthage.

“From there, everybody gets a card, and they go on a route we give them and get a card at four other stops,” Casavecchia said. “At the end, whoever has the best hand wins. We’ll be giving prizes for best, second best and worst hands.”

Competitors can use motorcycles or other vehicles. Registration is $20 per person and $30 per couple.

At the end of the run, music will be provided by Sarah Dunn, lunch will be sold, and there will be a beer garden and other drawings, she said.

Registration the day of the run will be cash only, but competitors may register in advance online at giveahandgetahand@weebly.com.

Information is available by contacting the public administrator’s office at 358-4268.



Duties

THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE oversees the needs of people who have been declared physically or mentally disabled by a court, and who do not have family members or friends who are able to assist in their care or decision-making. More than 350 people are wards of the Jasper County office.

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