Lofty’s Lounge in Evansdale will host its first annual Up With Families Ride and Drive Rally Saturday, July 23rd. Food and music will be provided after the ride for a free-will donation as well as a silent auction with all proceeds to benefit Up With Families.

There will also be a 100 mile Poker Ride which will include stops in Denver, Horton, Clarksville, New Hartford, and North Cedar. Registration for the Poker Ride begins at 9:00 am the day of the event and costs twenty dollars per participant. The first 100 people to register for the Poker Ride will get a free t-shirt and a chance to win cash prizes.

Up With Families (UWF) is an Eastern Iowa organization that serves families who have children with disabilities or special needs.

UWF offers a weekend retreat that provides support, understanding and information, as well as relaxation and the opportunity to meet other families facing similar circumstances. The event provides an opportunity for parents to discuss issues they face, obtain information, resources and insights with a variety of professionals and other families.

UWF is a volunteer based organization that depends on the generosity of various contributors. Any contributions to support the program are always welcome. Call 319-464-1171 or contact uwfcedarvalley@yahoo.com for additional information.