CARNIVAL POKER RUN
Two of the close to 250 snowmobilers who enjoyed the popular poker run held as part of the Stonecliffe Winter Carnival held the first weekend in February.
Fun for all at Stonecliffe carnival
Stonecliffe's winter carnival held on Feb. 2 brought many snow-lovers to town. The Town Hall area vibrated with the sounds of machines as a total of 243 snowmobilers took off on the 50 mile poker run on a day blessed by the weatherman - or weatherwoman!
Sean McCauley, Des Joachimes, claimed the best poker hand to win a trophy and $100. He was followed by Carl Doering, Pembroke, and Dean Clouthier, Pembroke. The youngest participant was five-year-old
Jennifer Yates, Stonecliffe, while Cecil Hutchison, Deep River, picked up the most senior entry prize.
In the lucky carnival button draw, Penny Farnel, Mackey, became $500 richer. Other button prizes were won by: Lornie Spencer, Stonecliffe; Myles Therrien, Bissett's; Jill Thomas, Deep River; Erin Bourgeois, Corbeil; Tim van der Horne, Ottawa.
Margaret Watts, Stonecliffe, was the holder of the winning Carnival Clown ticket and the Clown's two offspring found homes with Simon Sullivan, Stonecliffe and Pat Clouthier, Mackey.
Results of other events were as follows:
Men's Log-sawing - the team of Eugene Chaput and Christie Meilleur was best, followed by Gordon Stewart-Eddie Fischer, and Peter Bruzas-Harold Hass.
Ladies Log-sawing: The Chaputs won it - Eugene and Marilyn, but were given a run by teams of Richard Charbonneau-Sarah Bowes and Christie Meilleur-Karen Leclerc.
In the Nail Driving con¬tests Teresa Lance was fastest for the ladies, while Maureen Daigle and Margaret Sarrazin came in second and third. Only two men entered this event - maybe they ran out of nails - anyway honours were claimed by Eugene Chaput and Richard Charbonneau.
It must be noted that many Carnivaleers came just for the early morning breakfast. Some 84 people enjoyed the ham and eggs daystarter served up by the volunteer kitchen crew and three young smiling waitresses.