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Madison Riverfront Development Committee hosting annaul Golf Cart and UTV Poker Run


IT IS 6:16 MORGAN: THANK YOU. LOCAL NON-PROFIT THE MADISON
RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
IS HOSTING ITS ANNUAL GOLF CART
AND UTV POKER RUN. AND AS THEIR NAME SUGGESTS,
MADISON RIVERFRONT HELPS FUND
PROJECTS ON THE RIVERFRONT. WE ARE JOINED BY J.D. WEBSTER TO
TELL US MORE ON THE UPCOMING
FUNDRAISER. GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. MORGAN: FOR SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT
KNOW, EXPLAIN THIS EVENT.>>THIS IS OUR THIRD ANNUAL UTV
POKER RUN. IT RAISES MONEY FOR FUTURE
PROJECTS IN MADISON, AND
THE RIVERFRONT. IT HAS EXPLODED. IT IS LIKE A ROVING FAMILY
REUNION OF SORTS. YOU GET TO ALSO CHECK IT OUT
LIKE A CAR SHOW. YOU HAVE GOLF CARTS AND UTV. OUR UTV FAMILY DOES NOT GET A
CHANCE TO BE ON THE OPEN ROAD,
THIS IS THE ONE DAY WHERE THEY
CAN. CREATE AN EVENT WHERE EVERYBODY
IS HAVING A FAMILY TIME. MORGAN: IS THIS A FAMILY
FRIENDLY EVENT?>>OF COURSE, THE STOPS THEY ARE
GOING TO VISIT, YOU NEED TO BE
21 TO WALK INTO SOME OF THESE
STOPS, ALSO TO PURCHASE A POKER
HAND OR RAFFLE TICKET YOU HAVE
TO BE 21, BUT WE DO HAVE FAMILIES THAT COME DOWN AS WELL
BUT MOSTLY 21 AND UP. MORGAN: TELL ME ABOUT THE
PURPOSE BEHIND THIS. YOU ARE TRYING TO RAISE A
LOT OF MONEY. I THINK MADISON IS ONE OF THE
MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES WE HAVE
TALKED IN THIS AREA. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SUPPORT WITH
THESE FUNDS?>>EVERYTHING ON THE RIVERFRONT. IN 1986, THIS COMMITTEE WAS
CREATED WITH ONE BRICK, ONE
SIDEWALK IN MIND, AND WE ARE
JUST CREATING — COMPLETING THAT
PROJECT THIS YEAR. YOU BEEN TO MADISON. WHEN YOU DRIVE DOWN, EVERY
BRICK, LAMP POST BENCH, EVERY
OVERLOOK HAS BEEN PRIVATELY
FUNDED FROM THE RESIDENTS OF
MADISON AND JEFFERSON COUNTY AND
THOSE THAT NO LONGER LIVE HERE. THAT IS OUR PURPOSE, PROTECTING
THE PAST, ENHANCING THE FUTURE. MORGAN: I HAVE BEEN UP THERE FOR
A NUMBER OF EVENTS. THIS RIVERFRONT BELONGS TO THAT
ENTIRE COMMUNITY AND SO MANY
PEOPLE USE IT AND ENJOY IT.>>IT’S THE PLAYGROUND OF ALL OF
OUR FESTIVALS. WE ARE KNOWN AS THE FESTIVAL
CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. WE HAVE OUR EVENT COMING UP NEXT
WEEKEND WHICH IS A FANTASTIC
CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS AND
CRAFTS WORLD. YOU CAN GO DOWN AT ANY TIME OF
THE DAY OR EVENING ANDYOU WILL
SEE FAMILIES, KIDS, FOLKS
EXERCISING, SITTING ON A BENCH,
WATCHING THE SUN GO DOWN. MORGAN: IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN
THERE, YOU NEED TO CHECK IT OUT
BECAUSE IT IS REALLY THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO BE. WE HAVE A SPONSOR WE WANT TO
MENTION. GIVE ME YOUR PITCH WHY PEOPLE
SHOULD COME OUT AND SUPPORT
THIS. IT’S PRIVATELY FUNDED.>>IT IS PRIVATELY FUNDED OTHER
THAN THE FACT THAT WE HAVE SUPER
ATV. THANK YOU, HAROLD HUNT, CHUCK
INSULAR AND THE GANG. THEY ALLOW US TO TAKE THIS THING
TO THIS LEVEL IN A SHORT
TIMEFRAME. NUMBER ONE, IF YOU CAN CREATE A
FUNDRAISER WHERE YOU HAVE A
TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TIME, THEY
WILL GIVE MONEY. THIS IS OUR RIVERFRONT. THIS IS OURS. IT’S NOT JUST ME. I AM JUST A CARETAKER OR A GOOD
SHEPHERD, BUT WE ARE THERE TO TO
THANK YOU. ANYBODY WHO HAS GIVEN A DOLLAR,
BOUGHT A BRICK, LAMPPOST,
OVERLOOK, THIS IS OUR
CELEBRATION. COME OUT AND JOIN US. WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING FROM RHODE
ISLAND AND AS FAR AS CALIFORNIA. YOU DON’T HAVE TO OWN A GOLF
CART OR UTV. IT’S A CELEBRATION. IT REALLY IS. MORGAN: YOU WON’T FIND A BETTER
VIEW. HERE ARE THE DETAILS ONE MORE
TIME. THE GOLF CART AND UTV POKER RU
A 2019 E.Z. GO S-4 EXPRESS GOLF
CART WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF. RAFFLE TICKETS AND POKER HANDS
WILL BE ON SALE AT A PRICE OF
ONE FOR $25, THREE FOR $50 AND
SEVEN FOR $100. WE ALSO WANT TO LET YOU KNOW
THAT THERE IS A CHANCE TO RENT
GOLF CARTS FOR $40. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MADISON
RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT OR THE
POKER RUN, VISIT THE WEBSITE

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