Cruise ‘n Barbecue benefit for Mike and Lisa Earnhardt set for April 27

  • Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:57 a.m.

Cruise ‘n Barbecue benefit for Earnhardts set for April 27

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Men will hold a Cruise ‘n Barbecue April 27 to benefit Mike and Lisa Earnhardt.

Mike Earnhardt, a retired barber, continues to deal with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Here is the schedule of events, rain or shine, for April 27:

• 10 a.m.-noon — Poker Cruise. Participants travel to five different stops to determine their poker hands. The best and worst hands receive a cash prize. The “cruise” takes in a scenic route through Rowan County’s countryside. Registration will be at the church, 205 St. Paul’s Church Road, beginning at 10 a.m.

• Noon-4:30 p.m. — Cruise-in, car show, music and Port-A-Pit chicken dinners. People are being encouraged to enter their rides in the car/motorcycle show, while also voting for their favorites. Prizes will be awarded, with raffles and trivia prizes throughout the afternoon. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, East Rowan Chapter, has provided $1,000 as a matching gift.

A silent auction of quality hand and power tools will be held from noon-4 p.m., with winners announced afterward.

• 4 p.m. — Poker Cruise and Car Show Awards, half-and-half and raffle drawings.

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