Poker run May 1st to benefit Trenton Fire Department

A Trenton woman is organizing a fund raiser this Spring that she indicates will be a benefit for the Trenton Fire Department.

Cissy Hughes is planning a poker run Sunday May 1st Participants will travel from Trenton to Carrollton and back to Trenton.

Ms. Hughes is calling it the first annual “Grandma Run.” It’s in recognition of the fact that two of her grandchildren died in a house fire in Trenton on May 2nd of last year.

The house fire at 1308 Norton claimed lives of four young children that Saturday morning. It was then the residence of Tim and Jamie Hughes. Officials in early May determined the blaze to be accidental and electrical in nature. The fund raiser is being done almost to the one year anniversary of the fatal fire as Cissy Hughes is describing it as a remembrance of two grand babies who passed away.

The Trenton Fire Department and Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. The young victims were upstairs at the time of the early morning fire. They ranged in age from three to seven. It was reported by authorities at that time five other persons were able to escape the blaze.

Ms. Hughes said the May 1st poker run begins and ends at Chumbley’s in downtown Trenton. Registration is at 11 o’clock with the motorcycle ride starting at 12. She noted the Trenton Fire Department will lead participants to the city limits.

The cost is 15 dollars for the driver; 10 dollars for a passenger. While the event is for motorcycles, Ms. Hughes said anyone may join and follow the bikers. Those persons can make a donation per car. Memory patches are to be on sale for ten dollars. Prizes are to be awarded for the best and worst poker hands.