Best hand wins at Oct. 10 Poker Walk

Participants Patrick Lapan, Betsy Miller, and Suzanne Petronic in a prior year’s Poker Walk. Photo provided.


TOWNSHEND, Vt. – The Grace Cottage Rehabilitation Department is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month by hosting its 20th annual Poker Walk Wednesday, Oct. 10.

This free, fun, two-mile walk/run is held each year – rain or shine – to encourage people to get out and exercise. No preregistration is required.

Playing cards are distributed along the way, and a prize for the best poker hand is awarded at the end. This year, the community member with the winning hand gets a two-night stay for up to four people at the beautiful Fieldstone Lodge in Newfane.

All participants are eligible for a variety of terrific prizes donated by local businesses and individuals, including handcrafted earrings by Wendy Stone, maple syrup, gift certificates to the Gaines Farm Corn Maze, Messenger Valley Pharmacy, and more. Winners for these prizes will be chosen at random.

Participants may start any time between 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register at the Grace Cottage Wolff Outpatient Building, 163 Grafton Rd., Townshend. The course goes north for one mile on Route 35, then back to the Wolff Building. All are welcome to walk or run the course as often as they wish, collecting a new poker hand each time.

So put on your walking shoes and come out for a healthy, good time. For more information, call 802-365-3637.

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