Weekend Ticket: Poker Run is Saturday on Lake St. John

Published 12:15 am Thursday, August 29, 2019


FERRIDAY — Supporters of Lake St. John will have all hands on deck this Saturday for the Lake St. John Poker Run.

The crew with the best hand will get a $1,000 reward, but every hand wins funds for the annual Lake St. John Flotilla fireworks show, buoys and supports the Concordia PAWS animal shelter, said poker run organizer Melissa Brown.

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“That’s the busiest day on the lake — the flotilla,” Brown said. “… The poker run is a great time to get out on the water with your friends, your family, your pet and just have a good time. …  It’s all for a good cause.”

The poker run starts at noon Saturday on Lake St. John, Brown said, and registration starts Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at Spokane Resort and costs $25 per hand.

Participants also have the option to purchase an additional wild card for $25 to increase their chances of winning, Brown said.

The first-place winner will receive $1,000, second-place $500, third-place $300, fourth-place $200 and fifth-place $100.

Each player drives their vessel to five different piers on Lake St. John to draw a card for their hand, Brown said.

“To play you have to have a boat,” Brown said, “but if you don’t, we can draw the cards for you and you still get a chance to win.”