Paddle Fest Poker Run Raises Funds For ADA Kayak Launch Area


The 3rd Annual Vermilion Port Authority Paddle Fest Poker Run took place on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at the Vermilion Port Authority. This year's theme was Mardi Gras. The event proceeds will help pay for upgrades and beautification of the ADA Kayak Launch area.

The event had 81 participants. Door prizes were awarded and the first 50 participants registered received gift bags. A variety of supplies and food were donated by sponsors. ODNR offered vessel checks if the participants wanted them.

Participants paddled the Vermilion River south to Route 2 and back, stopping at 5 points to get a playing card.
Prizes were given for the Top Three Hands at the end of the event: 1st Prize $100, 2nd Prize $75, 3rd Prize $50.

  • 1st Place Winner: Jim Karnik $100 cash, medal, and gift basket from Northwest Bank
  • 2nd Place Winner: Jay Yanech $75 cash, medal, and power tool from Home Depot
  • 3rd Place Winner: Sandra Jean Swan $50 cash, medal, and leaf blower from Home Depot

A Volunteer Party took place at the Har Bar at Valley Harbor Marina.


BRONZE Anchor Donors $100-$249 Value

Northwest Bank
4455 E Liberty Ave
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-3124
https://www.northwest.bank/

Home Depot
4330 N Leavitt Rd
Lorain, OH 44053
(440) 282-4066
https://www.homedepot.com/.../Lorain/44053/6930/reviews/20/

West River Paddling Sports
655 West River Rd
Vermilion, Ohio 44089
(440) 967-5292 http://westriverkayak.com/

Vasu Communications
2432 Ridgeland Drive
Avon, OH 44011
(440) 937-5268
https://www.vasucom.com/

Romp's Water Port Marina
5055 Liberty Ave
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-4342
https://romps.com/

Mickey Mart Foodstores
1718 St Rte 60
Vermilion, Ohio 44089
(440)-963-7437
http://www.mickeythemoose.com/location/mickey-mart-52/

Claw, LLC
DBA Liberty Auto Wash
4185 Liberty Ave.
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-8634
http://www.libertyautowashvermilion.com/

C & L Carpet Cleaning LLC
900 Sunnyside Road
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 963-2020
http://cnlcarpetcleaning.com/

First Federal Savings And Loan Of Lorain
3721 Oberlin Ave,
Lorain, OH 44053
(440) 282-6188
https://www.fflorain.bank/

Kingston of Vermilion
4210 Telegraph Lane
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-1800
http://kingstonhealthcare.com/location/kingston-vermilion/

Lowe's Home Improvement
7500 Oak Point Rd
Lorain, OH 44053
(440) 985-5700
https://www.lowes.com/store/OH-Lorain/2867

Defense Soap, LLc
13000 Athens Ave. C313
Lakewood, OH 44107
866-544-1689
https://www.defensesoap.com/

Door Prize Donors

Subway
4686 Liberty Ave
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-0770
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Subway/283027651881564/

The Silly Goose
657 Main St
Vermilion, Ohio 44089
(440) 963-2100
https://www.facebook.com/sillygoosegifts/

Smokin Joe's Pizza
4303 OH-60,
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-4070
http://www.smokinjoesvermilion.com/

Civil Contracting Ltd
PO Box 267
Avon, OH 44011
(216) 276-0174

Burning River Boutique
5493 Liberty Ave.
Vermilion, Ohio 44089
(440) 941-1272
https://burningriverboutique.wordpress.com/

Taco Bell
1718 OH-60
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 963-7438
https://locations.tacobell.com/.../1718-state-route-60.html

Symphony’s Massage & Spa
5541 Liberty Avenue
Vermilion, Ohio 44089
(440) 963-0223
http://symphonysmassagestudio.com/

Martino's International Cafe
4415 Liberty Ave
Vermilion, Ohio 44089
(440) 967-3463
http://www.martinosinternationalcafe.com/index.shtml

Sam's Club
5225 Cobblestone Rd
Sheffield, OH 44035
(440) 934-7567
https://www.samsclub.com/.../sheffield-village-oh.../6314

Giant Eagle Supermarket
4453 Liberty Ave.
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-2920
http://grocery.gianteagle.com/.../Giant-Eagle.../AC151220

Ohio Clean Marinas Program
Ohio Sea Grant Extension
105 West Shoreline Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870
(419) 609-4120
facebook.com/OhioCleanMarinasCleanBoaters

Vermilion Chamber of Commerce
5495 Liberty Ave
Vermilion, OH 44089
440-967-4477
www.vermilionohio.com

Szabo Apparel Co.
5571 Liberty Ave.
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 963-7495
https://www.szaboapparelvermilion.com/

The Gourmet Popcorn Store
5491 Liberty Ave.
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 963-9439
https://poppinaround.co/

Quaker Steak & Lube
5150 Liberty Ave
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-3724
https://www.facebook.com/thelubevermilion

Steinacker True Value
4781 Liberty Ave
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 963-2222
https://www.facebook.com/Vermillion-Ace-Hardware-316582559225/

Don Parsons Inc & Mystic Belle
636 Sandusky St
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-7910
http://www.donparsonsmarina.com/mystic_belle_river_boat...

Swan Creek Candle Vermilion
681 Main St
Vermilion, Ohio 44089
(440) 963-0161
https://www.facebook.com/swancreekcandlevermilion/

The Olive Scene
5512 Liberty Ave
Vermilion, Ohio 44089
(440) 963-0504
https://theolivescene.com/vermilion/

German's Villa
3330 Liberty Ave.
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-1770
https://www.germans-villa.com/

Barnes Nursery
3511 Cleveland Rd W
Huron, OH 44839
(419) 433-5525
http://www.barnesnursery.com/

The Sun Lab Tanning
4492 Liberty Ave.
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-7000
https://www.facebook.com/TheSunLabTanning/

Valley Harbor Marina Inc
1295 W River Rd
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-5225
https://valleyharbormarina.homestead.com/

Rudy's Bar & Grill
5665 Liberty Ave
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-4534
http://www.rudysbarandgrillvermilion.com/

BJ's Wholesale
38292 Colorado Ave
Avon, OH 44011
(440) 934-7900
https://www.bjs.com/