The 2019 Kelly’s Kids Poker Run started on June 15 with 66 people registering at Bottoms Up. They departed Bloomfield and motored to Fordyce stopping at the Longhorn Saloon to draw the second card. Then they drove to Vermillion to the Old Lumber Company, drawing the third card and enjoying food. They then made their way to Yankton and stopped at the Ice House where the owner showed participants how he smashed the aluminum cans, Then they headed west to the lake and stopped at Stingers. They drove over the dam and stopped at C.J.’s, where they enjoyed the scenery from the patio. Participants arrived back at Bottoms Up to announce the top 5 winners of the poker hands.
The Husker tickets donated by Phil Schoeder and the tailgate party donated by Big Iron Auctions went to Jeff Fehringer. The golf outing at Crofton Lakeview Golf Course donated by Farmers and Merchants Insurance Co. went to Kaylee Mulder.
The John Deere tool box donated by Grossenberg Impl. and tool gift card from Stan Houston EQ. went to Andrew Bernt. Spencer Miller received the car detailing package from Martinez Auto and Detailing. Entry for next year’s Kelly’s Kids and a t-shirt went to Darci Barger. The worst hand cash prize donated by Chad and Emilee Braunsroth went to Amanda Mannhalter.
The road sponsors this year were Kane Fiedler-Fiedler Farms, Bruegman Excavaion, REM Construction, Family First Dentail, Blake Bartels LLC, Braunsroth Trucking, Bottoms Up, Freeman Oil LLC, Old Lumber Company and Mark Miller.
The raffle winners were Deb Guenther for the half hog donated by Terry Rikowski of Pierce.
The Harley Davidson collage donated by Kurt and Barb Campbell was won by Steph Rupert who then donated it to be auctioned off. The auction items were donated by many individuals and businesses and consisted of metal beer signs, etched mirror, Trace Adkins signed guitar and shirt, wine racks and wine, Kelly’s Kids t-shirt quilt, Big Iron cooler, Kelly’s Kids corn hole boards, half pork and Rolling Hills Golf Course outing.