BAY AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES - Vernon's Recreation Department hosted its inaugural Poker Run event Saturday. Rec Board President Brook Warriner and Rec Director Eddie Goff say the event is just one of several fresh ideas they hope will help rally support for Vernon's young athletes.

Trophies were awarded to Cheryl Pystleski and Lori Graham for the worst and best hands, respectively.

"We would especially like to thank the businesses who were involved with this event," said Warriner.

Participating businesses were Harley Davidson of Panama City, Stereo Source in Lynn Haven, Ebro Poker Room in Ebro, and Three Oaks Winery and Dee's Restaurant in Vernon.