Cookout to cap RFM poker run

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum will host its annual poker run from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. October 7. The run will extend past Cockrell’s Creek to incorporate several public marinas, thus allowing participants to ride or drive to each venue and then partake in food and libations at area restaurants during the day.

Pre-registration will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 6 at the RFM, 504 Main Street, Reedville. Registration will continue from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. October 7 at The Crazy Crab, 902 Main Street, Reedville. Participants will need to come to one of these sessions to pick up a game card, rules and a map. Participants must be ages 18 or older to participate. The fee is $25 per person. The rain date is October 8.

The hosting sites are the pier at The Crazy Crab in Reedville, Tiffany’s on the Great Wicomico, Ingram Bay Marina at the mouth of the Great Wicomico, Leadbelly’s at Fairport Marina, and Buzzards Point Marina on Cockrell’s Creek in Fairport. Participants will draw a playing card at each dock.

“As this is a poker game, the prize for the best hand is $250, and there will be a consolation prize for the lowest hand,” said director Lee Langston-Harrison. “Spend the afternoon gathering your best poker hand and if you can’t get a good draw, you can turn in up to three cards and purchase up to three cards at $5 each.”

For those who don’t have access to a boat, the museum will have a large vessel available to take players from site to site. This boat can take up to 14 passengers, so please call the museum, 453-6529, to get on the manifest early. The boat will take off from the pier at The Crazy Crab at 12:30 p.m. on October 7.

Participants will return to the museum after spending the afternoon on the water and relax or dance to music provided by DJ Russ from 5 to 7 p.m. The museum will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers and providing sodas and water as part of the ticket price. Beer and wine will be available for purchase on site.