Plenty of Boating Fun Left This Fall

A poker run returned to the Quad-Cities last Saturday after an absence of several years.

The run attracted everything from water jet runabouts to a 33-foot go-fast, a pontoon boat with twin 300-horsepower outboards to cruisers to vie for prizes among the 61 boats participating. Each boat had from two to 10 people crewing them.

For those not familiar with the sport, boaters pay an entry fee, in this case $75, to collect tags at designated stops up and down the river which they exchange for cards to make up a poker hand. The best hand then wins, in this case a gift basket from Unley Marine worth $800.

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