Tails on the Trail set for Saturday

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It’s time to hustle your tails out on the trail for the second annual Tails on the Trail poker run.

The event, which is a fundraiser for C-K Animal Rescue, takes place June 11 headquartered at Comfort & Soul Restaurant on Talbot Trail in Cedar Springs.

There is a scattered start. Registration runs between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

“Riders can come any time in that time frame, sign up and leave,” explained Comfort & Soul’s Alecia Durocher, one of the event organizers.

She said the poker run will take participants on a loop of Chatham-Kent to five different stops where they’ll receive a playing card. The team with the best hand – and the one with the worst – will win cash prizes.

There is no restriction on mode of transportation.

“If it rolls and it will go three hours through the country, take it,” Durocher said.

Registration for each driver is $25, and additional riders/passengers are $20 apiece. That price includes a dinner of pulled pork, baked beans, fries and southern style sweet tea.

If someone doesn’t want to take part in the poker run, but wishes to still be part of the fun and to enjoy a meal, cost is $15.

“Most of the money is used for vetting the animals that come through our program,” she said. “And to fund our Purple Leash campaign.”

That campaign is a form of support for people and pets who have suffered from domestic violence.

“They found that women often won’t leave their home if the pets are to be left behind, because the pets are next to be picked on,” Durocher said.

Durocher said 50/50 tickets will be on sale throughout the day, and if tickets sell out, the price could be as high as $6,000.

There will also be door prizes from a variety of local sponsors, as well as items that will be up for raffle.

Community karaoke will also take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Also on site Saturday at Comfort & Soul will be the first Summer Sale in the Side Yard of the season. Vendors will set up tables to showcase their wares beside the restaurant.

Rain date for the event is June 12.

For more information or to order tickets, contact 519-359-4349 or 519-354-5000, or register at eventbrite.ca. All pre-registered participants will have their name entered into a draw for a $100 gift certificate.

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