Sun and low humidity made for an ideal day on the water for Harford Land Trust’s annual Kayak Poker Run on Sunday, August 12, in Havre de Grace.
Forty participants pushed off from the public boat ramp heading south shortly after 9:00AM. The five-mile course hugged the shoreline and included Swan Harbor Pier. Kayakers collected a playing card at four stops before circling back to the launch for their final card.
The event concluded with lunch and prizes under the shade of Tydings Memorial Park. Jay Rubinoff, of Bel Air, won a handmade wooden Greenland Storm Paddle for the best poker hand. Participants also included County Executive Barry Glassman and Harford County Community College President Dianna Phillips.
“Getting people outside is what this is all about,” noted Harry Webster, former Harford Land Trust President and event volunteer.
The event was made possible by a generous donation from the Ben Boniface Memorial Fund. Other sponsors and supporters included the Office of the Harford County Executive, Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union (APGFCU), Glenn and Eleanora
Dudderar, Lassen, Marine & Webster, Tidewater Marina, H. Turney McKnight, and Harry and Eileen Webster, and numerous community volunteers.
Event proceeds support the Harford Land Trust’s mission of working with landowners to conserve land and protect its natural resources, scenic beauty, rural character, and promote a healthy quality of life in Harford County.