WARSAW — Barbee Lakes Property Owner’s Association held their second annual Poker Paddle event yesterday, Saturday, Aug. 6.
The event worked like this; there were two “dealer” boats and five stops. At the first and last stop paddlers claimed two numbered cards, but at the other three stops only one card was claimed to reach a total of seven cards. The winner was the paddler with the best Poker hand.
Kathy Gibbs, wife of the BLPOA Vice-President Bob Gibbs, said the association has been looking for fun things for the BLPOA. “We tried this event last year and it went over well, so we decided to do it again,” Gibbs said.
Jennifer Leatherman, one of the paddlers, said she and her family participated this year because, “We love to have fun, we love to kayak.” Leatherman continued saying, “Everyone we’ve met on the lake so far has been awesome.”
There were many door prizes consisting of $20-$25 gift cards from: New Market, Ace Hardware, Bart Motorsports, CVS, the Barbee Landing and Barbee Hotel.
The winner was decided by who had the highest poker hand and the lowest poker hand from each boat. The high-hand was awarded a check for $175 and the low-hand received $87.50.
From boat number one, the high-hand winner was Jerome Grant and the low-hand winner was Derek Sausaman. From boat number five the high-hand winner was Julie Weigand and the low-hand winner was Marcus Emmert.
At the end of the event the BLPOA Vice-President Bob Gibbs said, “We appreciate the support of everyone who participated and the Barbee Hotel. The BLPOA is looking forward to next year’s event and hoping more people will participate.
You can find more information on the BLPOA website.