The Pine Island Boat Club conducted its Annual Poker Run Sunday, Dec. 8. This popular event is held annually by the Boat Club to provide funds for The Calusa Land Trust.
For this year's Poker Run, 12 dealer stations were located around St James City and up the sound to Jenson's Marina. To enable more people to participate, stations were available for access by either boat or land (bike, motorcycle, walking).
Final cards were drawn at Woody's Waterside in St. James City where winners were determined. During the social hours, while waiting for poker hands to be drawn, food and drinks were available, 50/50 raffles were held and a "loser" poker hand was drawn as a consolation prize.
Preliminary results indicate that approximately $4,010 was raised to benefit the Land Trust. A big thanks to Barb Riordan and The Pine Island Boat Club for coordinating the event.