By Logan Hall
Heal the Community is revving up its engines as the organization prepares for its third annual Mentor Madness Poker Run/Car and Motorcycle Show fundraiser this weekend.
Proceeds from the event will go towards H the C’s ongoing effort to bring an after school program to Meiners Oaks.
“We hope that people will come out and kick back in the shade and checkout some cool cars, hot bikes, and amazing food,” said event coordinator Dusty Fernandez. “We’ve got live music, barbecue, and ice cream cart, and stuntman Monte Perlin will be there with his famous Globe O’ Cross.”
Along with good food and good company, people can expect a raffle for various prizes like a hand painted flame mailbox. There will also be a 50/50 raffle where 50 percent of raffle ticket sales will go to the winner, and 50 percent will go to the cause.
The poker run is scheduled to take participants through Santa Paula and Ventura before heading back to Ojai. Folks will need to stop at various locations along the route like Johnny angel’s Chop Shop in Santa Paula and the Hut in Meiners Oaks.
Fernandez hopes to see a big turnout for the event with the hope that the festivities will help generate money for the youth of the community.
“The main thing is to get something for these kids to do after school,” she said. “We want to get something going for them as soon as possible.”
This year’s event will be dedicated to the memory of Wayne Ortman and Sonia Miller who were killed earlier this year in a motorcycle crash.