Thank YOU to Everyone who attend this years event. 


Best Hand - Albert Warren

 Oil City, PA

Worst Hand - Kristine Brooker

Evans City, PA

50/50 - Connie Skinner

Hawthorn, PA

2021 Kayak Poker Run  

We are back on the water again.  After being cancelled last year during the COVID pandemic, the Hawthorn Volunteer Fire Departments is excited to announce that its 4th Annual Kayak/Canoe Poker Run will be held on Sunday June 6th, 2021. 

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 kayaking skills required.

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 obtained at stopping locations during the float.  A Mulligan is available for $5 (1 per person). 

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 launch and a shuttle service is planned to move participants to the launch site at the Summerville Bridge. Ftop your boat off in Summerville prior to registering.  We will have staff there to secure your stuff. 

Individuals can also register the day of the event.  T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event - $20.00