By Audra DePestel
PINE ISLAND – The Pine Island Post Prom Committee held its sixth annual Texas Hold-Em Tournament Fundraiser at Pine Island Pool and Pins on Sunday, January 26. Ninety-eight presale tickets were sold and seventy-six people participated in the event which raised over $2,250. In addition to that amount, the Oronoco Fire Department donated $500 to the committee.
The tournament began with “bounties,” worth $15 each, that were placed on the previous year’s winners. Participants placing from first through third place received a trophy and a monetary prize of $100, $60, and $40.
Random drawings for prizes, including two grand prizes, took place throughout the tournament. Winning the four-day/three-night stay for two at Gold Mine Resort in Orr was Shawn Fokken of Pine Island. The winner of a one-week fishing trip at Gathering Lake Outfitters in Jellicoe, Ontario, was Dallas Turner of Pine Island.