Holy Jokers Batman, it’s a Poker Run. The weather could not have been better. The Villages Vintage Car Club held a poker run Sunday Feb 28. Seventy five members started at Odell Rec Center and followed the Alan Carey route. The teams navigated for about 2 hours thru The Village’s streets in there hot rods and vintage autos. They picked up clues from the neighborhoods and followed the cue sheets and hit all 5 stops for cards to make the best poker hand. The teams — driver and navigator– turned in their answers to the cue sheet questions when they arrived at the last point on the route. Competition was intense. Three team were tied and had to go to the tie breaker rounds. Subs, chips, and drinks for all. Finally the winners announced and best poker hand revealed. Smiles everywhere.
Best Poker hand
1st Greg & Cheryl Stickney
2nd Ben &Greta Parisi
Cue sheet question
1st Bob Idoni & navigator Mike
2nd Bob & Terry Conlin
There were 55 club members participating in the Poker Run. So what did it take to win the best hand.
three 5’s? no
three Jack’s? no
three Ace’s? Yes that is the winner.
Congratulation to Dominick Diaz for pulling the best hand. The Scavenger hunt part of this competition was hotly contested. You needed 48 out of 49 question correct to win this. Some of the prizes were dinner of your choice at Bonefish Grill, Outback Steakhouse, or Carrabba’s . Congratulation to all the winners.
A big thank you to Rick & Kathy Welsh and Allen & Jane Lariviere. They put together the Scavenger Trivia question and ran the course several time to be sure the flow and complexity were satisfactory. Little did they know the question of how many balls in the yard would lead to a boisterous exchange during the judging.
Thanks to Bill and Juanita for the food and Domminic for the refreshments. Everyone left smiling. The video is on the recent video page and still photos in recent photos.
Open the windows and lock the doors—Its TVVCarClub Karaoke at Alamanda rec center for Valentine ’s Day. An event catered by Oakwood BBQ with enough Chicken , Pork BBQ, beans and slaw to feed a first and second time around at the buffet. Cake with a Valentine’s frosting topped it off.
Karaoke can be intimidating but we had lots of first timers and a couple of folks that were pretty comfortable on stage with only background music and a screen full of lyrics. Who knew Dominick could hand out a rendition of La Bamba that would make Ritchie Valens proud. There was cowboy Bill where no country song was out of his reach. The car club really heated up the rec center. With the windows wide open all the men took the stage and the volume turned up, no alligator was safe in The Villages.
Check out the photo album for pictures.
It was a Valentines dance, the women all in red, the men not so much. Lots fun, music and dancing the night away with your favorite partner.