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Heading out on East Highway 6, riders in Imperial Mayor Dwight Coleman’s fourth annual Charity Poker Run likely can feel the heat coming off the pavement. (Johnson Publications photo)

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The motorcycles in Saturday’s Charity Poker Run glisten in the sun as they were lined up before the group left Imperial. A couple of four-wheeled vehicles joined the group, too. (Johnson Publications photo)

Mayor hosts another Charity Poker Run on warm Saturday

By all accounts, Saturday’s fourth annual Mayor’s Charity Poker Run was another fun time.

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Jill Moline and Joe Langin from Super Foods present an $800 giant check to Team Hot Wheels as a result of a fundraiser cookout at the store. Youths are pictured from left, Edisyn Teply, Brextin Moreno, Tate Teply, Trevin Moreno and Tristan Jablonski. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Bill Christensen, at left, chose Team Hot Wheels for a $500 charitable donation. Tanna Hanna represents ICFF who provided the gift. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Team Hot Wheels had a big day at the Smokin’ on Broadway and Hear Nebraska event. Tyler Pribbeno, center,  presented a giant $2,000 check for the skatepark project on behalf of ICFF, in addition to the announcement that the fund will match up to $15,000 in increments of $5,000. Hot Wheels boys are pictured from left, Thomas Reeves, Carsen Terryberry, Gavin Wisnieski, Brextin Moreno, Tristan Jablonski, Parker Terryberry and Zane Mays. Several others took part in the day’s events. (Johnson Publications photo)

Support booms for skatepark progress

    Determination from the Team Hot Wheels group continues to spark community support in reaching their dream of a skatepark in Imperial.

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A large Jenga game was set up to entertain people during Smokin’ on Broadway. Brenda Ledall had some success removing pieces earlier until she pulled the wrong one in a little contest with her daughter. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Chance Thayer teamed up with his father-in-law to compete again in this year’s BBQ competition. Here, he checks his entry in the chicken division. (Johnson Publications photo)

New events add fun to Smokin’ on Broadway

New events including an Iron Skillet cooking contest, life-sized games and live afternoon music made Saturday’s second annual Smokin’ on Broadway another hit.



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