One by one, the rolling thunder comes through Rainelle twice a year. Once around Memorial Day, and the other the weekend after Labor Day.
This is the 10th year of the Lindsey Raines Poker Run. Paul Raines remembers the day he lost his daughter.
“Never had a minutes problem, she never missed school, but she died of an aneurysm,” Raines said.
After going to school at the then Mountain State University. Lindsay loved motorcycles.
“She rode a motorcycle with me from the time she was a baby,” he said.
Lindsey’s memory continues to carry on. June’s flooding almost caused the event not to happen.
John Fox is the administrator of the Rainelle Moose Lodge
“This place as far as just re-opening, we was debating whether or not to tear it down, because I mean it wiped out everything,” Fox said.
Volunteers aplenty came to help the lodge prepare for the run.
“It just meant a lot to Paul and he’s helped this town out a whole lot and he’s helped our lodge out a whole lot to help us get reopen,” he said.
The lodge though, fox says, won’t be fully restored. Having it open today means the world to Raines and his family.
“If you’re not here you’re missing a good one,” Raines said.
The money raised has gone towards a scholarship which has gone to four high schools between Fayette and Greenbrier County.