Best Hand Wins in Poker Run.
By Sharon Letts - The Eureka Reporter
The Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo Poker Run is one of Saturday's events. Participants can pre-register by phone or at the Strong's Creek Plaza parking lot prior to the start of the event. The cost is $5 per hand.
Since the Fortuna AutoXpo's inception, the Poker Run has been a popular event. Debi Waddell chairs the event.
"It's great fun." Debbi Waddell said. "Contestants make a party out of it and load up their cars."
For those who aren't familiar with the Poker Run, it's kind of like a scavenger hunt meets a search for treasure. The only difference is that you drive your customized 1969 Chevy Impala, or your 1972 Dodge Dart to each location.
"When you sign up, you draw your first playing card and you get directions.: said Waddell. "The directions will take you to the next stop, where you get another card."
America's most popular sports car.
According to Waddell, there are six stops at various places of business, each with directions to the next stop. Organizers prepared three separate routes to keep things interesting, and to keep congestion at each stop at a minimum.
Players also receive a trivia game at each stop to keep them busy during the drive to the next location.
"Each year, the theme of the trivia game is different," said Waddell. "This year Committee Member Becky Murphy is working on something fun."
At the last location, the dealer takes your worst card and scores your hand. The winner gets a grab bag full of prizes donated by local merchants.