Silver Angels for the Elderly (SAFE) rolled out their 3rd annual Classic Car Poker Run on Saturday, May 22nd at Hayden Eagles Lodge. This special fundraiser featured 40 classic cars. The jazzy cars paraded by seven eldercare facilities where the drivers picked up their cards: North Star Retirement Community, Ivy Court, Bestland Senior Living, Brookdale Assisted Living, Renaissance, and National Church Residences and Prairie Run Senior Apts. The residents were thrilled to feel the roar of cars from their bygone days, bringing back so many fond memories.
Drawing more than 80 Poker Runners and car enthusiasts, the event also offered a flashy car show, Canfield Blues Band, D-Bess food truck, raffles, silent auction, and party games.
Event participants have often said our fundraiser brings them as much joy as it does the senior residents and look forward to coming back again next year. Volunteers had fun decorating the lodge with fifties-themed props as well as providing entertainment with games, and prizes. We were also blessed by a special guest appearance from the Red Hot Mamas.
We are so thankful for our sponsors. Thrivent Financial, Candlelight Christian Fellowship, Hayden Eagles, Pilgrims Market, Doc Holly, Empire Airlines, J&R Electronics, Humana, Invisible Fence, Riverstone Dental, Budget Blinds, Serengeti Care, Mike White Ford, Super 1, Thrive Chiropractic, Bestland Senior Living, and Kootenai Law Group.
So many wonderful donations came from Anthony’s restaurant, Auto Zones, Avondale Golf Course, Beauty Mafia, Brookdale Senior Living, Coeur d’Alene Press, Chompers Café, Coeur d’Alene Inn, Collective Kitchen, Costco, Crafted Tap House, Crickets, Dave Smith Motors, D-Bess Food Truck, Discount Tire, El Ranchero, Findlay Auto, Fire Pizza, Honey Restaurant, ICCU, Hospice of N Idaho, Jan Jesberger Insurance, Kroc Center, Le Peep Cafe, Links Golf Course, Margarita Man, McKenzie River, North Star Retirement, Orvis NW Outfitters, P1FCU, Pioneer Title, Renaissance ALF, Rocky Mountain Liquidation, Season’s Restaurant, Snake Pit, Texas Roadhouse,
TDS Fiber, Triple Play, Vanhoff’s Nursery, and Wells Fargo
Dedicated volunteers who
made this possible are Wendy Werner, Kersten Brinkworth, Peggy Lemm, Karen & Rich Gardy, Sandy
Johnson,Shannon Boston, Walt Cole, Reina Moore, Enzo San Juan, Brenda Bynum, Deborah Douglas, Kathy Hostetter, Cheryl & Jesse Isbell, Holly LaFrenze, Jeanne MacConnell, Sandy Marker, Maria, and Dave Ryder, Crystal Scott, Nikki Shockley, Kim
Sparling, and Steve Lohrey.
Please visit our gallery where you’ll find more driver and car pictures soon!