1st prize of $100 John Snyder and 2nd prize of $50 Phyllis Zimmerman, both from Anamoose
MainStreams, LLC aka 'Save the Bank' in Anamoose has been sponsoring an 8-week pinochle tournament since February.
Twenty people participated over the 8 weeks, and there were usually 3 tables playing every Saturday afternoon as 5pm. Weekly prizes were $20 for 1st prize, $10 for 2nd prize; and the person had to participate at least 5 times to qualify for the tournament prizes of $100 for 1st and $50 for 2nd place prizes.
"This was not a 'competitive' group; they were more interested in just playing pinochle and having lots of fun and laughs. Supper was always served, and camaraderie was the name of the game," said Bonnie Helm, who organized the event. The Annual Pinochle Tournament raised nearly $1000 that will be put toward replacing the roof on the old 1909 Anamoose Bank.
The 2nd Annual Pinochle Tournament is slated to begin in January 2013.
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