SENECAVILLE – The 13th annual Seneca Lake Poker Float, a popular aquatic version of a poker run, will take place Saturday, Aug. 11, at Seneca Lake, sponsored by the Seneca Sportsmen’s Club.

Registration is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Seneca Sportsmen’s Club courtesy dock on the day of the Float. Punch cards are $5 each, with no limit to the number of cards per person. Tickets for a 50/50 drawing will also be available throughout the event.

Participants receive a map of Seneca Lake with five card-punch stations marked, where boaters can stop and get their entry cards punched between 1 and 5 p.m. on the lake.

All boats are due back to the Seneca Sportsmen’s Club with completed punch cards by 5:30 p.m., where they will then be dealt a five-card poker hand. Players can buy three extra cards for $3.00 to try to improve their hand.

Dealers will start dealing the hands at 3 p.m. and continue until 6 p.m. at Seneca Sportsmen’s Club.

Winners will be announced around 7 p.m. after all hands have been rated. Winners with the highest-ranking poker hands will be given prizes. The 50/50 drawing will also take place at this time. All participants must be present at the time of the announcements in order to receive their prizes.

Food prepared by Little Blue BBQ will be available for purchase at the club throughout the afternoon and evening. Entertainment is provided by disc jockey Jerry Rush from 3 to 7 p.m.

The Seneca Sportsmen’s Club is located off State Route 147 just east of the Mud Run bay.

This year’s major event sponsor is Buckeye Lake Marina. Other sponsors include Art Works, Bill’s Towing Salesville, Brown House Pizza / Nature Shack, Cambridge Custom Upholstery, Doan Ford, Doug’s Garage, Dunning Motor Sales, Lashley Tractor Sales, W J Plumly Trucking, Reid Hines / Michelle Hughes-Piechowiak, Road Warriors Towing, Rod’s Welding and Rebuild, Village Hardware Inc., and The Wooden Wheel.

The Seneca Sportsmen's Club would like to remind all boaters to please be safe and abide by all boating laws and MWCD rules and regulations during this event.

For information about the Poker Float, including directions, call the Seneca Sportsmen’s Club at 740-238-0181 or 740-425-3671.