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Golf Chamber holding a golf outing and poker race next week |

LAKE CITY — The Missaukee Area Chamber of Commerce is staying busy this year as it prepares to host two events next week.

On Friday, June 3, House Executive Director Stephani Escalera said she was planning a golf outing. The event will take place at the Missaukee Golf Club.

Registration for the event will open at 10:30 a.m., with an 11 a.m. start. With 12 teams of four entered, Escalera said she is always looking for more.

“We can have up to 20,” Escalera said. “So we have room for eight more teams.”

Escalera said people are encouraged to contact the Chamber online or in person to register. She also said people can sign up for the golf outing on the day of the event.

The registration cost is $60 per player, which includes a golf cart and lunch. At the end of the event, Escalera said each player will receive a goody bag.

In addition to prizes for the first, second and third place teams, Escalera said there will be a ball drop and door prizes. At different holes, she said there will also be prizes for anyone lucky enough to get a hole-in-one.

The following Saturday, June 4, Escalera said the Chamber was hosting an ATV/UTV poker race. This event will begin at Bigfoot Epic Adventures in Manton.

Registration for the event will begin at 9 a.m., and Escalera said he hopes everyone will be on the trails by 10 a.m. Registration can be done on the Chamber’s Facebook page or on the day of the event. There is a $20 entry fee per poker player.

Along with the poker run, Escalera said it will consist of stops at five locations, including Whipple’s, Merritt Auction House, Moddersvilles Store, Ebels General Store and Brinks Family Creamery. With all of those stops outside of Lake City, Escalera said it wants to bring in businesses from across the county.

“Our goal is to make everyone feel like they’re part of this Chamber,” Escalera said. “It’s not just exclusive to Lake City.”

At each stop, she said players will select a card and add it to their poker hand. After the players have made it to each stop, Escalera said they will need to meet at Maple Ridge Campground by 5 p.m.

At the campsite, she said there will be a 50/50 draw and other prizes have been given away. The player with the best hand and a runner-up will also receive a prize.

Through these events, Escalera said he hopes to raise funds to support the Chamber and its events such as the Greatest Fourth in the North in July.

Besides fundraising, Escalera said she just wanted to give the community more things to do.

“It’s just fun for the community to do something,” Escalera said.