Enjoy fun, fellowship of Poker Run

Published 12:34 am Wednesday, September 21, 2016

We are ready to roll for the sixth annual Krewe of Fat Mama’s Poker run. Again this year the Krewe of Fat Mama’s and Adams County Search and Rescue have teamed up to host the 2016 Natchez Poker Run. All raised monies benefit Adams County Search and Rescue (ACSAR).  ACSAR is a 100-percent volunteer group that depends on fund raisers to bring a valuable service to you, our citizens.  Bring your bike, buggy, classic vehicle, (anything street legal), to Fat Mama’s Tamales (FMT), Saturday.  Yourparticipation will help ACSAR protect you.

Adams County Search and Rescue is a volunteer organization dedicated to the mission of search and rescue, Mississippi River safety, first aid/CPR, evidence recovery and other tasks assisting the population of Adams County.

ACSAR has coordinated many missions with our neighboring counties and parishes.

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The sixth annual schedule will start with registration from 9  a.m. until 10 a.m. at Fat Mama’s Tamales, 303 S. Canal St. The event begins at 10 a.m. All street legal vehicles will leave for Illusion’s on the Vidalia-Ferriday highway. Following this, our route will take us to the Under-the-Hill Saloon on Silver Street, then on to CR’s for lunch. Lunch will consist of a hamburger plate for $5 with a drink.  About 1:45 p.m. we will leave for Natchez Power Sports in Washington to obtain a third card for your poker hand, followed by a scenic ride out U.S. 33 to the 33 Roadhouse to get a fourth card. All vehicles will arrive back at Fat Mama’s to draw their fifth card at approximately 4:15 p.m.

The best five card stud poker hand wins $300 donated by Stuart Heflin and Russ Woods with State Farm Insurance. The second best hand gets $200 supplied Natchez Bus Terminal.  The third place winner gets a cool $100 thanks to the VFW Post 9375. Many door prizes will be given away as well.  Such categories as “Most Patriotic Bike” (or vehicle), or “Best Bling” will be awarded from a panel of ACSAR judges. A 50/50 pot is a $5 chance to win half of all the money in the pot. You don’t want to miss this.

Entry fees for the poker run are $25 per bike, $5 per additional riders. All street legal vehicles will be charged an entry fee of $25 as well. T-shirts for this year’s event are $15 each and are limited in number, so be sure to get yours early.

More information may be obtained by visiting our website, NatchezPokerRun.com or visit our facebook page at “Natchez Poker Run.” Event coordinator Melissa Brown can be reached at 601-807-8030 with any additional questions.

Come enjoy the fun and fellowship.  Come support and meet the volunteers you pray you will never need. Be sure to talk to the ACSAR members and see if you have what it takes to be one. Adams County Search and Rescue exists to help protect Adams County and its neighbors.

Thanks in advance for your support.
Stan Owens Jr. is the vice president of the Krewe of Fat Mamas.