Kokanee snowmobile club hosts successful poker run

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Kokanee Country Snowmobile Club president Dean Bala (left) congratulates poker run winner Dan Salzmann.

Feb. 12 didn’t provide the nicest weather, but it definitely didn’t stop local snowmobilers from coming out to the poker run that blustery winter day, when the Kokanee Country Snowmobile Club was proud to host another successful event.

Approximately 65 people attended the event where snowmobilers followed a trail mapped out by the club and stopped at five different stations to draw cards. At the fifth station, the participants’ hands were collected and then ranked to determine the winner. That’s not saying that there wasn’t a little bit of playing in the deep powder along the way!

The club was a little concerned that attendance would be down because of the snow and low visibility, but that didn’t seem to dissuade local snowmobile enthusiasts. It turned out to be a great event. The grand prize went to Dan Salzmann, taking home a whopping $525. Second went to Jennifer Hutzkal, winning $315. And third was a tie between Sandi Bredt and Chelsea Salzmann, who took home a respectable $210.

The club is extremely grateful to the many sponsors that donated prizes to the event. In fact there were so many prizes that it seemed like pretty much everyone went home with something. The club also appreciates the members who volunteer countless hours of their time. The amazing local support for events like this is definitely part of what makes this such a great community to live in.


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