Poker Run 2018
What a day we for Poker Run 2018. We had 25 actual boats take part this year and we surpassed our target of $12,000.00, raising a total of $14,200.00 for the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation. Our $14,200.00 will enable the hospital to purchase three new enhancement units to the cardiac equipment in the Emergency Room. Thanks to all our participants and to all those who made donations, your support and generosity is second to none. What a great accomplishment for the relatively small group of folks that support this event and step up to support this jewel in our community.
Thanks to our Poker Run committee, Ed Ragan, David Wilson, Vince Steepe, Jeneene Bruntin, Ed & Colleen Kobylka, Virginia Lyon, Wendy McCourt, Susan Lynch, Chris Chaplin, Virginia Lyon, Theresa Chapeskie, Joanne Wilson, Toni Lavigne-Conway and Michel Lavigne of The Valley Gazette for all our printing and advertising. It takes a lot of people, who volunteer their precious summer time, in order to organize an event such as this. Their unselfish acts help support everyone in our community who have or will use St. Francis Memorial Hospital.
Thanks to our prize sponsors, Ralph Emmerson Hats, The Ashgrove Inn, Grumblin’ Granny’s, Home Hardware, Homestead at Wolf Ridge Golf Course, Kam-Keg Marine, Lorraine’s Pharmasave, MAD Outdoors, METRO Barry’s Bay, Spectacle Lake Lodge and to David Wilson for making the arrangements and compiling our BOGO prize packages.
Thanks to those who volunteered their docks and manned them so well. To The Ashgrove Inn and Wendell Henry, the Pyz Family, the Millar Family, Sharon Mahussier, the Enright Family, the Wilson Family and the Feaver/Henson Family, your support and enthusiasm is truly appreciated.
The 1st prize poker hand was won by Janet and Brad Foster with a Full House 8’s over 5’s, 2nd prize hand went to Judith & Fraser Hanlan with a Full House 4’s over J’s, 3rd prize went to Warren Hurren with a Flush , 4th prize went to Bill & Vicky Wainright with a Flush , 5th prize went to Tim Sarna with a Flush. The 50/50 draw winner was Jeneene Bruntin. Thanks again, one and all, for making our Poker Run 2018 such a great success.
As Chairperson of this event I would be remiss if I did not mention the loss we all feel with the passing of Bob Millar. Bob was instrumental, along with David Wilson, in the creation of the Poker Run event. He was a great promoter and canvasser and I am finding it difficult to even attempt to fill his shoes. He will be sorely missed. I am proud to announce that we will continue his legacy by renaming this event “The Bob Millar Memorial Poker Run” in 2019.
Chair, Poker Run 2018