Pam Jennings, Aggie Mettler, Amy Peters
Westler Lake Poker Run Committee
To the Editor:
Cruisin’ Westler, Witmer and Dallas Lakes Poker Run event has many to thank.
On July 20 boaters had a perfect day to enjoy the lakes as the Westler Lake Association sponsored their annual Boat Poker Run on Westler, Witmer and Dallas lakes. The sold-out event was a tremendous success as 450 participants enjoyed some fun in the sun.
The Poker Run Committee would like to thank the following businesses for supporting this event as funds were raised for lake improvements, community donations and maintenance of water quality and testing.
T-shirt sponsors included Coody Brown’s, West Lakes Boat Mart, Campbell & Fetter Bank, LaGrange County Dodge, West’s Construction Inc., Re/Max Results Realty Dawn Miller, Lakeland Glass Inc., B & B Sanitation, Larry’s Canvas, Bell Transport, A-1 Door Specialities Inc. and Southwest Entrances Inc. Also a special thanks to Jane Bowers of Koher Advertising for the shirt design and printing.
Thank you to Andrew and Dawn Troyer of Rome City Laundromat for sponsoring a boat decorating contest. Winning boats included: 1st place – “It’s Always 5:00 o’clock on Westler Lake”; 2nd place – “May the Flush Be with You”; and 3rd place – “Four Queens and a Joker.”
Thank you also to the following community businesses for their donation of a door prize: Coody Brown’s, Bell Gardens, R & S Boats, The Woods Too, Shady Nook, Adam’s Lake Pub, Mama’s Place, Blaisings, Pepperonis, Twin Six, Humpty Dumpty, Tiffany’s, Rome City Subway, Noble Hawk Golf Links, Glendarin Hills Golf Club, Bart’s Water Sports, CopperTop, American Legion Post 381, Mike’s Express Carwash, Albrights Meat Market, Stacy Rofkahr Re/Max Results Realty, Lassus Handy Dandy, Elmos Pizza & Subs, Stan’s Boat Lifts to Your Shore, and Koher Advertising.
We also want to thank the many volunteers that worked the card stops on Westler, Witmer and Dallas lakes as well as those that work the tables under the tent. This event would not be possible without these volunteers and properties.
Lastly, we would like to thank our 450+ participants. We hope everyone had an incredible day as they cruised the lakes and had fun in the sun. Please be sure to enjoy your Coody Brown’s discount coupon compliments of the Westler Lake Association and Coody Brown’s and mark July 19 on your calendar for the 2014 Poker Run.