Lake Eufaula's Golden Eagle Poker Run set for Sat., June 10

Gather up your friends for the “FUNest” event on Lake Eufaula, the Golden Eagle Poker Run, Sat., June 10 in Eufaula Cove. Lake Eufaula Association will host the annual fund raising event with over $40,000 in cash prizes based on 500 entries on the deck of Captain John’s Restaurant at Eufaula Cove Marina.
All card stops are on the water but you don’t have to have a boat to join the fun. Boats, cars and bikers are welcome to enter. The run course will include: No. 9 Marina, Evergreen Marina, Belle Starr Marina, Eufaula Cove Marina and Puddle Jumpers (formerly Gator’s). Entrants can start picking up cards at 8 a.m. and do the course at your leisure. Just be in line at Eufaula Cove Marina by 4 p.m.
Added FUN, this year will be a FREE Photo Booth to all participants. Local State Farm Agent Phillip Thomason is sponsoring Elite Custom Photo Booths out of Tulsa. All participants can pick from their array of accessories and get pictures taken. Each person in the group will get a photo. All at no extra cost! State Farm is also giving away a Yeti cooler to one lucky person that likes their FB page – Phillip Thomason State Farm and shares pictures from the Golden Eagle Run.
Also new this year is the Costume Contest. Judges will be looking over the entrants to see who has the best costume. The winners will take home $100. Second place will win $75 and third place $50. Get your best costume and have a blast!
“We wouldn’t want to leave out social media, so we also have a Facebook photo and a video contest,” said Jack Drake, marketing director. “Get your phones ready to snapshot and video poker run participants and post them on the Lake Eufaula Association FB page. There will be one winner per category for the $100 prize. Winners will be announced via FB!”
All pre-entries can pick up their packets on Friday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the LEA office, 701 S. Main, Eufaula.
“Entering by Friday, June 9, saves you $25,” said Connie Morris, executive director. “Entry forms are available at marinas, convenience stores, LEA office and online at VisitLakeEufaula.com. Remember you can register by phone!”
Pre-entry by June 9 at 8 p.m. is $175 for five cards; $200 for six. Entry the day of the event is $200 for five cards; $225 for six.
First place pays $20,000; 2nd $9,625; 3rd $6,125; 4th $3,500; 5th $1,725. All payouts are based on 500 entries. There will be $100 Mystery Cards and the Hopper Hand Draw will payout $200 to four people that had bad luck turn good. The Golden Eagle Run has the lowest entry fee with the highest payout percentage!
For more information contact Lake Eufaula Association at 918.689.7751 or email lakeeufaulaassn@yahoo.com

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