The Friends of DeKalb County Animals has two fundraisers planned in August to benefit the new DeKalb Animal Coalition Shelter:
The first is a Canoe & Kayak Poker Run on the Caney Fork River Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Big Rock Market/Caney Fork Outdoors River Store located at 1193 Wolf Creek Rd, Silver Point, Tennessee 38582.
Registration is from 9 am until 12 pm, cost is $30 per person to participate in the poker run. The actual float should take an average kayaker approximately 4 hours to complete. You may begin the float anytime between 9:30 am - 1 pm and be able to complete it by 5 pm. If you do not have your own kayak or canoe, all rentals from Caney Fork Outdoors will help the animals as Janice Martin, owner, has graciously offered to kickback $15 from each boat rental to the event. Canoes will rent for $45 (2 ppl can ride in a canoe for $45) and kayaks will be available for $40 each (1 person only). All rentals include PDFs, paddles, and boats-just bring yourself and coolers if you want to have lunch along the river!
The best poker hand/scorecard wins! All scorecards must be turned into last checkpoint by 5 pm in order to be eligible for prizes. The poker run is NOT a race; you simply register/obtain a score card, float the 7 mile stretch of the Caney Fork River between the Gordonsville Access boat ramp and the Bob Lowery Sr. Boat Ramp in South Carthage below the AG Center/Crump Ballfields stopping along the way at each of the 4 checkpoints to 'draw' a poker card. Your cards will be recorded on your score cards by the poker run officials. After 5 pm, all score cards submitted on time will be evaluated by poker run officials. The best 3 hands win! You do not have to be present to win. Winners will be contacted by Debbie Rowe to set up prize delivery times.
The Grand Prize, donated by our Sponsors Big Rock Mkt and Caney Fork Outdoors River Store is a $500 value, 2-night cabin getaway, kayak rental (a $2000 Jackson kayak), and a gourmet lunch.
2nd place donated by Kayla Miller of Salon Gallaria in Mt. Juliet, TN is a $100 Gift Certificate
3rd place is a kayak paddle donated by Friends of DeKalb County Animals
The last checkpoint in South Carthage, at the boat ramp, poker run participants will have the option to 'buy' extra poker cards for $5 each or purchase an entire new hand for $15. All proceeds go to opening and operating the new animal shelter located behind Tenneco on Transfer Station Road, Smithville, TN. All current and future fundraisers are public events posted on Facebook.
The 2nd fundraiser is a Kayak Raffle. A Jackson Rivera Kayak donated by Cindy Ward of Architectural Custom Cabinetry will be given away on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $12 and are on sale NOW until the date of the drawing on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
Tickets can be purchased at the Mike Foster Mutli-Purpose Center on Wednesday, August 2 from 7-10 am and Thursday, August 3 from 3-6 pm. OR you can contact Debbie at 615-417-4623 to purchase tickets at other times.