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Thanks for attending our Annual Poker Tournament Feb., 2017!



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Annual Poker Tournament

2017 Poker Tournament

The Danville Local #429 Poker Tournament was held on February 25, 2017.  Thank you for your support!


15th Annual Poker Run

Danville Firefighters IAFF Local 429 in conjunction with the Friendly Tavern of Danville was held on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

The Friendly’s Poker Run started in the summer of 1999. This was our 9th consecutive event with the Friendly Tavern. Our goal is to raise money for local charities. In the past 14 years, over $75,000 has been generated for charitable organizations such as; Shop With A Cop, Make a Wish Foundation, Faith In Action, MDA, The Family Readiness Group, Aunt Martha’s Health Clinic, The Danville Area Food Pantry, The Red, White, & Blue Child Passenger Safety Team, Project Success, C.A.S.A, Peer Court, the 40 & 8, and the Veterans Administration.

Every year, we have been consistent in organizing a successful event. In 1999, The Friendly started with a group of 80 motorcycles. Since then, the numbers have increased to over 500 motorcyclists with over 700 participants.

Thank you,

Justin Watt

Event Coordinator


2012 Poker Run Charities

The 2012 Poker Run was held on July 7. Funds donated for our partners at the VA will help to provide clothing for the needy veterans. Last year their organization helped to provide basic clothing to nearly 1,000 veterans and coats to over 100, yet still fell short of meeting their needs. Because of new federal regulations and due to health concerns of communicable diseases, the VA is no longer able to accept used clothing, which means that all clothing must be purchased new. All of the clothing for our local veteran’s are purchased right here in Danville. Therefore, your donations will not only help to put warm clothes on the backs of the men and women who have helped fight for our country, but the dollars helping them are being kept right here in our local economy in doing so.

Funds donated for our partners with the 40&8 organization will be used for Nurses’ Training Programs. Currently the 40&8 is only able to fund three scholarships per year to nursing students. With the funds generated from this activity, we hope to be able to provide even more educational opportunities. Once again, this is a program that gives right back to our community. The scholarships provided are to students attending either Lakeview College of Nursing or Danville Area Community College Nursing Program, and our local veterans are the ones to thank for organizing these efforts.

This year’s event focuses on our freedoms and our veterans, but without the men and women who participate in our poker run and all of the contests, it would not be a success. Thanks to all of the bikers and members of the community who come out to support such a great cause! This year’s ride looks even more promising than year’s past with bigger prizes, a new route, and great entertainment! We hope to see all of you there!!




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Danville Firefighter Local 429's Annual Poker Run.


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