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Poker Float looks to flush out funds for Kids of Community
Silent Creed president Darren Turner.

If you’ve always wanted to play a hand of poker while drifting down local rivers, now is your chance.
A Poker Float is set for this Saturday, July 22, starting at Pepper Branch Park at 9 a.m. The event is being organized by Silent Creed, a local motorcycle riding club, with all proceeds to benefit Kids of the Community.
“You’ll get your first card when you start at Pepper Branch Park and there will be three stops clearly marked along the river,” said Silent Creed president Darren Turner. “You’ll get your last card at the last stop, the VFW.”
From the five cards, participants will make their best poker hand. Turner says there will be a prize for best hand and a prize for worst hand.
There is no limit to number of hands a person can play. The cost is $10 per hand.
Boats will leave Pepper Branch Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Last boat must be at the VFW by 7 p.m.
“It should be a good day and we’ll be raising money for a good cause,” said Turner, who organized a similar event years ago for a local family in need.
If you don’t have a kayak and would like to participate, one can be rented from Smooth Rapids, which is donating a portion of its rental proceeds on Saturday to Kids of the Community.
Silent Creed has about 15 members and is working to maintain an active presence in the community. The group organized a free meal for veterans on Flag Day in May and served over 200 people at the VFW.