For awhile on June 9, the clubhouse parking lot looked like Grand Central Station: two food trucks, the second Saturday open-air market, and last but not least the Second Annual Lake Viking Poker Run. This year’s poker run was bigger – 120 players compared to 87 last year.
The event started at noon allowing participants four hours to drive their vehicles – ATVs, UTVs, golf carts and at least one Corvette – to the five different stations to draw cards for their poker hand. Once back at the clubhouse parking lot, they were also able to buy raffle tickets for a half-hog (provided by Chillicothe Locker and to be given away June 30), buy tickets to a 50-50 raffle, a silent auction, and of course see who had the winning hand.
By the time the drawings and winning hands were announced, the temperature was in the 90s – again! – but there were some hot hands as well. Winning hand for the $200 first place prize was four jacks held by Greg Coin. Second best hand, good for $120, was a royal flush held by Martin Ray, and Casey Johnson won $75 with an ace high flush. Resa Wiltse won the 50/50 raffle and promptly donated it back to the activities committee.
All totaled, this event raised $3,362 and is another great effort by Mary Hibler and her activities committee!
— by Troy Lesan