Citizens Restoring Congamond holding Poker Run

West Suffield - posted Aug, 07 2013

CRC, the Citizens Restoring Congamond, will hold their third Poker Run on Saturday, Aug. 17. The event is a fundraising effort to maintain water quality and aid in elimination of weeds in the Congamond Lakes, not to aid in the completion of the restoration project at Babb’s Roller Rink, as previously reported. The Pirates of Congamond Poker Run is open to participants 18 and older. Players pay an entry fee of $25 when they register at Babb’s between 1 and 3 p.m. At registration, you will receive a wristband, a raffle ticket and the first sealed envelope which contains a playing card. There are three additional stops in the lake area where players sign in and receive more sealed envelopes. Stops are: Saunders Boat Livery, Jimmy Pizza and Louie B’s. The final stop on the tour is Crabby Joe’s, where players must sign in not later than 4:30 p.m. At Crabby Joe's, envelopes will be opened by the organizers, in view of the public; winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded.Top prize is $5,000 awarded to the player with the highest hand consisting of five-of-a-kind. At Crabby Joe’s there will be a buffet and live music. A raffle will be conducted with many prizes anticipated. Poker Run registration is limited to the first 300 players. Players may participate by car, boat, motorcycle, bicycle or on foot. The CRC effort also enjoys the support of area merchants through sponsorship of the event. There are several ways that that potential sponsors may help out. Event tee-shirts and stickers will be available for sale. For more information about this CRC event, please call Betty at 860-668-1169 or visit www.congamond.org.


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