LAKE CITY –– The Missaukee Area Chamber of Commerce remains busy this year as it prepares to hold two events next week.
On Friday, June 3, Chamber Executive Director Stephani Escalera said they were hosting a golf outing. The event will take place at the Missaukee Golf Club.
Registration for the event will open at 10:30am, with a shotgun start at 11:00am. With 12 teams of four signed up, Escalera said they’re still looking for more.
“We can have up to 20,” Escalera said. “So we have room for eight more teams.”
Escalera said people are welcome to contact the chamber either online or in person to register. She also said people can sign up for the golf outing on the day of the event.
Registration cost is $60 per player including golf cart and lunch. At the end of the event, Escalera said that every player will receive a goodie bag.
In addition to prizes for the first, second and third place teams, Escalera said there will be a ball drop and door prizes. At various holes, she said, there will also be prizes for anyone lucky enough to get a hole in one.
The following Saturday, June 4, Escalera said the chamber is hosting an ATV/UTV poker run. This event starts at Bigfoot Epic Adventures in Manton.
Registration for the event begins at 9:00 am and Escalera hopes everyone will be on the trails by 10:00 am. Registration can be done on the Chamber’s Facebook page or on the day of the event. There is an entry fee of $20 per poker player.
With the poker run, Escalera said it will consist of stops at five locations, including Whipple’s, Merritt Auction House, Moddersvilles Store, Ebels General Store and Brinks Family Creamery. Because all of these stops are outside of Lake City, Escalera said they want to attract businesses from across the county.
“The purpose of what we do is to make everyone feel a part of this chamber,” Escalera said. “It’s not just reserved for Lake City.”
She said that at each stop, players would select a card and add it to their poker hand. Once players have made it to each stop, Escalera said they need to meet at Maple Ridge Campground by 5 p.m
At the campsite, she said there would be a 50/50 raffle and other prizes would be given out. The player with the best hand and a runner-up also receive a prize.
Escalera said that through these events they hope to raise money to support the Chamber and its events, such as the North’s Greatest Fourth in July.
Aside from the fundraising, Escalera said they just want to give the community more things to do.
“It’s just fun for the community to do,” Escalera said.