Jane Kellam Wins Boat Raffle; Poker Run Winners Announced

Jane Kellam is pictured with her husband Garnett and the 17-foot Stingray boat, 90 horsepower motor, and trailer she won at the Bayside Poker Run. The raffle was sponsored by the Onancock Rotary Club. 

An Accomack County woman won the Onancock Rotary Club boat raffle while other winners have been announced for the Bayside Poker Run held Saturday, July 30.

The winner of the Rotary Club raffle for a fully-equipped 17-foot Stingray boat with a 90 horsepower motor was Jane Kellam.

Mark Lusby topped the leaderboard by a wide margin with 165 out of a possible 194 points in the navigation division, called the “Chesapeake Challenge,” and claimed the $500 prize. 

The best poker hand was won by Sam Sellard, who won a weekend vacation trip.

This 16th annual event was sponsored jointly by the Onancock Rotary and the Pungoteague Ruritan clubs and included 32 boats with a total of 49 actual entries, with additional hands purchased by crew members aboard the boats. 

A total crowd estimated at 175 attended the awards celebration at the Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club.

Both winning captains donated $200 of their winnings back to the clubs.

The event featured small boats cruising the Chesapeake Bay in a navigational competition that included Onancock, Pungoteague, and Nandua creeks.

Boaters spent a day on the bay locating six checkpoints and two mystery locations.

The Ruritan Club also had smaller raffle prize winners. Virtually all the boat captains received dock prizes donated by local merchants.

A record amount of funds was raised to help the clubs provide scholarships to local students and assist local non-profit agencies due to the generosity of a number of sponsors.

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