Siler City, NC – The Central Carolina Community College Foundation sponsored the Patrick Barnes Memorial Poker Run on Saturday, June 13.
Riders began at the college’s Siler City Center, traveled down U.S. 64 to the Chatham Campus in Pittsboro, then followed N.C. 902 to U.S. 421 to visit the Lee County Campus in Sanford, then headed south on U.S. 421 to the Harnett County Campus in Lillington before continuing to Dunn where the event concluded at the Dunn PALS event.
Mindy Barnes, Patrick Barnes’ daughter, was the grand marshal. She welcomed everyone, thanked them for coming, and spoke about how much her father loved CCCC and education.
“Patrick Barnes was a loyal and faithful member of our college’s Board of Trustees, in addition to his service on our college’s Foundation board,” said CCCC President Dr. T.E. Marchant. “We are appreciative of his service – and his love for this school will continue to be felt through The CCCC Patrick Barnes Memorial Poker Run.”
Proceeds from the event are helping purchase needed equipment and supplies for both the Veterinary Medicine Technologies program and the Motorcycle Mechanics program.