2ND MBI Poker Kayak Day A Success
From Tina M Larson
The 2nd MBI Poker Kayak Day kicked off the 1st Green Week of events! Weather was perfect and about 10 degrees cooler than previous days, so it was a most enjoyable event!
Besides paddeling, many kayakers got out at the various stops to enjoy the scenery and assets of each place.
Stops one and five were the MBI State Park Campground. Stop two was the MBI State Park Marina shore. Stop three was the MBI East Point Preserve. Stop four was the north shore of the Kuehnle Wildlife Preserve.
17 kayaks participated to benefit the two newest preserves on MBI: the Schneider Preserve and the MBI Forest Preserve (all part of the PIB Township Park District). Continued thanks to Julene Market of the Miller Boat Line to Joe Hart and Eddie Sheller of the MBI General Store for providing prizes! Thanks, also, to Susie Clipp and Staff of the MBI State Park, the MBI Volunteer Fire Department, and the former Lake Erie Islands Chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy for goodie bag items.
Karin Fortner and Linda Butler (in a tandem kayak) pulled the winning poker hand and won first prize of round trip tickets for two adults and one vehicle on the Miller Ferry. Second place poker hand belonged to Lisa Kay who won a $35 gift certificate to the MBI General Store. Steve Prahst won the third place prize of a package of steaks from Costco.
The event simply could not have happened without the aid of multiple volunteers. Thanks and appreciation go to the following who each helped out in various ways:
Betsie and Jim Brohl
Lisa and Russ Brohl
Dawn and Jerry Schrenk
Ann and Ken Shelton
Sue and Jamaren Ungvarsky
Laurie and Jake Waldon
Butch and Dianne Wrocklage