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We are excited to announce that the 5th Annual Kayak/Canoe Poker Run will be held on Sunday June 5th, 2022. 

This event consists of a 9-mile float for kayaks and canoes on the Redbank Creek starting at the bridge in Summerville and ending at the boat launch in Hawthorn. This mostly secluded section of the Redbank is an enjoyable scenic float with minimal class 1 rapids and only basic paddling skills required. An optional shorter starting point at Heathville is also available and can be selected at the registration desk.

Participants have a chance to win a $500 first prize for the best hand and $100 for the worst hand from a straight poker draw of cards picked at stopping locations during the float.

Registration fee for Adults 18 and over is $20.00 and includes a picnic lunch. A $5.00 cover charge for children under 18 covers their meal.  Various prizes for kids will also be awarded.

Registration opens at 9 am at the Hawthorn canoe launch located just off route 28 at Pottery Field, and a shuttle service will move participants to the launch sites at the Summerville Bridge or Heathville.

For further information and pre-registration go to www.hawthorn560.com or call (814) 229-2816. Individuals can also register the day of the event. 

Kayak Poker Run


$20.00 per chance. Only 2000 chances sold!!
1st Prize - $20,000
2nd Prize - $5,000
3rd Prize - $2,500

** Must be 18 or older to participate**
**According to the Small Games of Chance Laws, Purchases can be made by debit card only**

After all chances are sold, we will announce a date and time and will go live on Facebook to reveal the winners! 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be announced by name and ticket number. Prizes will be awarded in the order drawn. All winners will receive a 1099. All state and local laws apply. Winners will be contacted within 48 hours and are responsible for arranging prize pick up. Winners must pick up their prize within 30 days of the drawing (ID required). Any unclaimed prizes after 30 days will become property of Hawthorn Area Volunteer Fire Department.

Tickets purchased online will be filled out by fire department personnel. Ticket stubs will only be mailed to the purchaser if requested.

Good Luck!