2017 Poker Run Highlights

Poker Run 2017

With all the bugs and terrible weather we experienced this summer, who would have believed the possibility of having such a glorious day for our 5th Annual Poker Run event.

We had 27 actual boats take part in the Poker Run this year raising a total of $13,445.00 for the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation. This year we covered the cost of two new stretcher beds for the Emergency Department at St. Francis Hospital, an amount of $13,000.00.

Thanks to all our participants and to all those who made donations, your support and generosity is truly appreciated. It is so important to support our local hospital and by doing so ensure that we keep this most precious asset in our community.

Thanks to our sponsors, Ralph Emmerson Hats, The Ashgrove Inn, Bob Millar Ski and Wake School, Dairy Freez & Grill, 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, Bent Anchor Bar & Restaurant and the CO Country Market 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, Sharon Mahussier, The Bent Anchor and Andy Boyd and Bill Schwieg, the Enright Family, Sand Bay Camp and Tony and Marianna Wright, and the Feaver/Henson Family.

Thanks to our Poker Run committee, Ed Ragan, David Wilson, Vince Steepe, Jeneene Bruntin, Bob Millar, Ed Kobylka, Virginia Lyon,Toni Lavigne-Conway and Michel Lavigne of The Valley Gazette for all our printing and advertising.

Special thanks to Virginia Lyon, with the help of Theresa Chapeskie, Joanne Wilson and Judy Ragan, for the preparation and serving of our delicious beach luncheon. Thanks to Valu-Mart and Metro for food discounts, the Opeongo Seniors for the use of their kitchen and coolers and Sharon Mahussier for the delicious salads.

The 1st prize poker hand was won by Ed Ragan, 2nd prize hand went to Mike Steep, 3rd prize went to Greg Cochrane, 4th prize went to Sean O’Dwyer, 5th prize went to Tony Wright.

The 50/50 draw winner Ed Ragan was definitely having a great day winning $220.00.

Thanks again, one and all, for making our Poker Run 2017 such a great success.

Lynne MacLean
Chair, Poker Run 2017

2017 Poker Run Highlights