The Kiwanis Club of Delta invites players and sponsors to join in the fun for the club's sixth annual poker tournament Saturday, March 18, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Registration for players begins at 4 p.m. with tournament play scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m.
The annual event is the service club's top fundraiser, thanks to the numerous businesses and organizations that come together in support of the tournament as table sponsors and prize donors. Area businesses can sponsor a $200 table, and employees are invited to try their luck at Texas Hold-em, all in the name of helping to fund community projects that benefit local children.
The Western Slope Poker Tour LCC will donate dealers and chips for the tournament, with seats available to the general public on a first come, first served basis. As a thank you for attending, players will receive their first $20 in poker chips for free, with additional chips available for purchase throughout the evening.
The fun-filled event includes raffle prizes valued at more than $1000, food at a nominal cost served by Delta High School's Key Club, and micro-brew beer sponsored by TK Mining.
Funds raised by Delta Kiwanis stay in Delta County and are used to establish and maintain youth programs and activities, including college scholarships, sponsorships for Key Club members to attend leadership conferences, grants to numerous youth-related activities in the community and signature projects like the 2016 remodel of the children's library in Delta.
To pre-register for the poker tournament, or for more information on table sponsorships or prize donations, contact Clay Speas, 970-361-2950.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.