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KARE for Kids keeps busy hosting fundraisers
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Participants in the KARE for Kids Fourth Annual Motorcycle Poker Run dry off their bikes and prepare for a ride on slick roads last Saturday during the events registration at the Dawsonville Pool Room. - photo by Chelsea Thomas Dawson Community News

Even with early morning rain, motorcycles began rolling into downtown last Saturday for the KARE for Kids Fourth Annual Motorcycle Poker Run.

Riders dressed in leather gear and festive green accessories for St. Patrick's Day departed at 10 a.m. for a slick ride around Dawson County.

Along with the motorcycle run, KARE for Kids has been busy planning its Easter egg hunt and prom event.

The organization will host the third annual prom event fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Julia's Neighborhood Deli at 11 Hwy. 9 North.

KARE for Kids' goal through the fundraiser is to "provide assistance for students that would like to attend prom but do not have the financial resources to do so," according to a news release.

Robin Smith, a volunteer with KARE for Kids, thinks the organization's goal of providing students prom attire is great.

"Every girl dreams of going to their prom. I don't want to deny any young girl from being able to attend," Smith said.

Guests will be able to browse and buy products from vendors such as L'Bel, Premier Design Jewelry, Tupperware and Thirty-One. Portions of proceeds will benefit KARE for Kids and provide dresses and jewelry to students in need.

"It makes you feel good to help students feel pretty," Smith said. "We had one girl last year that got to go shopping for her dress and she had the biggest smile the whole time."

Residents looking to donate gently used prom dresses, accessories and even tuxedos can drop-off items at Creative Vision Salon, J Thomas Salon, city hall, Keating Family Medicine, Bodyplex or Julia's Neighborhood Deli.

The Dawson County High School prom is set for May 5 at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

For more information on fundraisers and upcoming events call KARE for Kids at (706) 216-5273.