Eastern Oklahoma

Eastern Oklahoma Section

Bi State Poker Run

Bi State Poker Run

Eastern Oklahoma
Saturday, May 22, 2021 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May showers bring?   POKER

Intermittent rain showers could not spoil the Bi State Poker run between the Eastern Oklahoma and Ozark sections on Saturday May 22, 2021.  Twelve cars with twenty-one members and guests made the 95-mile drive from Chouteau to Krebs Oklahoma.

A poker run is an activity where each card in the deck has a predetermined value.  Face cards have their numerical value,  aces only 1 point and Jacks, Queens and Kings garnering 11- 13 points.  All 52 cards are mixed in a bucket.  Participants draw a card from a bucket at each stop along the  drive. In the end, the person with the most points are declared the winner and wins 50% of the pot.  Each of the MBCA sections split the other 50%  for their treasury.  Names were pulled at each stop to win special gift bags that were awarded after the lunch.

 Members met at the Amish Cheese House in Choteau to pick their first card.  Stops in Fort Gibson, Muskogee, Canadian, and Krebs finished out the playing hands.   The final destinations were Pete’s Place  restaurant for lunch and Lovera’s Italian market for Italian specialty foods.

A huge family style Italian dinner of spaghetti, ravioli, meatballs, and sausage capped off the drive.  Krebs and Pete’s Place are famous for the  fine Italian food for almost 100 years.

Special thanks to John and Dottie Miller for planning this fun event.  It is always great to see our friends from Northwest Arkansas.   We are planning another joint event for July as we visit the Will Rogers museum in July.