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Sunshine Days poker run a big hit for classic car owners

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Classic cars lined up at the airport after the poker run. Although there were only 20 paid entrants, volunteers at the stops also drove their classic cars, so there were more than 25 cars lined up before the end of the party.

Twenty classic cars with their proud owners and an assortment of passengers drove around town enjoying the second annual Sunshine Days Poker Run this past Friday evening, taking in the perfect weather while trying to get a good poker hand.

The course started at the Eastway parking lot across from the high school and had four more stops before the end of the course. The official course ran from Eastway to Guerra's Coffee Shop on First, then to the Darigold parking lot. The next stop was Melange on Lincoln Avenue, then Tucker's Winery on Yakima Valley Highway before ending at the Sunnyside Airport. Although motorists were given a map with the suggested route, they could visit the stops in any order.

At each stop, entrants picked another card from a full deck of 52. Results were recorded on the official entry forms. Cruising into the airport, each driver had a full poker hand. A last chance to add a card was available at the airport for a small fee.

This year's poker run had over three times the entries from last year, with a full 20 paid entrants. The winners, with the best hands, were Bill and Lynn Doyle in their Studebaker Avanti. An award was also given for the worst hand.

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