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5th Annual Poker Paddle at Lake Willoughby

August 6, 2022  |   12:00 PM

 A family fun event to raise funds for Vermont CARES mission and work.
Enjoy one of the most beautiful lakes in Vermont while paddling to five designated locations around the lake colllecting sealed envelopes with playing cards in them.
This is a total game of chance! No poker knowledge necessary, LOL!
It is only $5 per hand, but you can purchase as many hands as you'd like.
The event starts and ends at the Westmore Community Park, directly across from the Westmore Commnunity Church. Registration will begin at 11:30am but the game starts at 12pm. Parking is available at the church.
After your have collected all 5 of your cards on the lake, come back to the park by 4pm for some food, games and music.
Winners will be announced as soon as all hands are tallied. There is a high hand board so you can track your chances as hands are posted!
There are cash prizes of $350 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place and $50 for 3rd place!!!
The response to this event has been amazing and we are looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces and some new ones too!!


Location: Register at the park across from the Westmore Community Church, Route 5A, Westmore, VT Map it

Phone: 802-748-6802

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