Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Osceola Police Department To Hold 9th Annual Make-A-Wish Poker Run

The 9th Annual Osceola Police Department Make-A-Wish Motorcycle Poker Run will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Both motorcycles and cars will meet up at Osceola High School, located at 2750 W Semmes Ave, at 9:00 a.m. to gather and parade through town.

The OPD fundraising partnership with the Mid-South Chapter of Make-A-Wish began locally in September of 2006. Since that time, over $125,000 has been raised within Mississippi County to grant 17 wishes for children ranging in ages from 3 to 17. Last year alone, the OPD raised over $27,000 for Make-A-Wish.

Entry for this year’s Poker Run is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event, which includes one hand, lunch, and a commemorative tee shirt while supplies last. An auction will immediately follow lunch.

For more information, call 870-622-7060, 870-622-4943, or 870-563-5213. To register, mail completed forms to:
OPD Poker Run
Attn: Cathey Willbanks
401 W Keiser
Osceola, AR 72370
Forms are available for pickup at the Osceola Police Department.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. For more information about the Make-A-Wish foundation or to register a child, visit

The City of Osceola is a proud member of the Osceola/South Mississippi County Chamber of Commerce.