Lake Mitchell HOBO sponsors an annual family-friendly Poker Run contest to support the Scholarship Fund. Contestants pay a $25 entry fee, then travel by boat around the lake to several dealers where they draw their hands. The winning hand is awarded a cash prize. There are also many other valuable prizes awarded that have been donated by dozens of local businesses and individuals. In addition to a great day of fun on the lake, the event raises thousands of dollars for the Scholarship Fund.
2019 Poker Run Results
First place cash prize of $500 and many other prizes valued from $5 to $60.
2018 Winners: 1st - Linda Turner 2nd - Paul Brown 3rd - Daphne Giles 4th - Leslie Mann
It takes a LOT of behind-the-scenes work to put on an event of this magnitude. SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING:
Poker Run Committee: Troy Crocker, Rebecca Beaty, Rose Green, Nancy Piccolo, Marie Greene. With great help from Eric Green, Sam Piccolo, Nan Spivey, Marie Butts, Lee Poe, and Tom & Ann Brock.
Dealers: Becki & Mau McCallum, Tina & Troy Crocker, Tad & Tom Henry, Tom & Ann Brock, , Betty & Joel Elam, Ken & Donna McElroy, Marie & Hugh Greene, Wendy Cruse, Marie Butts, Darrell & Susan Heisler.
Judges: Sam Piccolo, Wayne Beaty
Merchants and individuals that contributed to prizes in 2018: Acme Building Supply Advance Auto Parts Apex Propane Auto Zone B's Market Baugh Ford Becki and Mau McCallum Bertolonie's Bo Mart Brenda's Barber Shop Chandler's Drugs Clanton Laundry & Cleaners Crystal's Barber Shop CVS Edwards Jewelry Gia's on Main Hickory Chip Hollywood Nails Jones Feed and Seed Kountry Kitchen Lake Mitchell HOBO Main Street Café Mor Lyn Jewelry Neighborhood Grill Nellie and Bobby Austin O'Reily Auto Parts Pizza Hut Rose and Eric Green Russells Building Materials Sam and Nancy Piccolo Sav Mor Associated Food Stokes Automotive The Liquidation Store Uncle Mick's Walmart Wendy Cruse Wood and Water Taxidermy