This year I was able to volunteer for the 8th annual Labor Day Poker Paddle in South Bend. Paddlers of all sorts, including kayakers, canoers and stand-up paddle boarders, are welcome to participate. Participants start at the 101 Public House kayak dock and then paddle along the Willapa River to 4 other docks to receive playing cards in envelopes, hoping to get the best 5-card poker hand. Monetary prizes are awarded to the top 3 hands. This year, the winner had 3-8’s!
It was a beautiful; we really lucked out on the weather. (This event is held rain or shine!) I was on dock 3. I handed the paddlers cards with a long stick with a clothespin attached at then end. Thankfully, I managed to stay nice and dry. 🙂