Depot's big Lake Sinclair "boat poker run" this Saturday. How can you buy tickets?


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Boating enthusiasts will have an opportunity to cruise Lake Sinclair for a good cause this Saturday, and they'll also have an opportunity to eat some good food, listen to some good music and win either $500 or $1,000.

Indeed, Georgia's Old Capital Heritage Center at The Depot's fourth annual Lake Sinclair Poker Run is all set for this Saturday morning, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Dennis Station in Putnam County. Tickets can be purchased BY CLICKING HERE or by calling the museum at 478-454-1803

For those who aren't familiar, "Georgia's Old Capital Heritage Center at The Depot" is the official name of "the new museum out at Central State Hospital." All proceeds from the poker run will go towards renovations at The Depot, which is located near the pecan grove and the auditorium at the CSH property.

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What, exactly, is a poker run? According to Wikipedia, at least, a poker run is "an organized event in which participants...must visit five to seven checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. Having the best hand and winning is purely a matter of chance." 

"It's basically a giant scavenger hunt on Lake Sinclair," said Amy Wright, the museum's executive director. "Everyone gets a map of five stops on the lake, and at each stop they are given a playing card in a sealed envelope. The two boats with the highest five-card hands are the winners."

Immediately below is a preview of last year's Lake Sinclair Poker Run from WMAZ/Channel 13...

The participants will meet back up at Dennis Station between 2-3 on Saturday afternoon, where the poker hands will be revealed and the winners announced. After that is a concert from Fall Line Rambler.

The Depot museum actually is holding two fundraisers on Saturday, both boat-related. Around lunchtime, there will be a cookout on Goat Island (the Goat Island by the Baldwin County airport and not the other one) catered by Aubri Lanes. Tickets to the cookout, which are $20, can be purchased by CLICKING HERE. Tickets for the poker run, meanwhile, are $55.

Or, if you can't make either event but still want to donate to The Depot's capital campaign, you can CLICK HERE.

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