Organizer Barbara Chung invites you to kick off three days of Jubilee at 6 pm Friday July 1 with an evening of competitions to determine best homemade chili, best best poker player and best pie in Mountainair.
More Jubilee 2011 on Facebook with more to come there and on Mountainair Announcements. Here too but the emphasis will be more on backstory and commentary than recycling announcements and press releases.
FYI ~ Friday schedule and rules (pdf). An expanded schedule for Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3 activities is also available at the online Mountainair Event Calendar.
Friday, July 1 from 6 to 10 PM the local Battle of the Books program in the Mountainair Public Schools is hosting a fundraiser that includes a contest for Best Chile in Mountainair ($100 first prize) and Best Pie in Mountainair ($100 first prize). After judging, entries will be for sale to benefit the schools.
The main event of the evening, however, is a Texas Hold’em Tournament. The winner will hold the title of Poker King/Queen of Mountainair 2011 in addition to winning a beautiful Navajo sterling and turquoise bolo tie (signed by the artist). Second prize is a unique Navajo Kachina pendant/pin, also sterling/turquoise. The poker game has an entry fee of $20. Tickets for the poker game may be purchased at the Shaffer Hotel, Ancient Cities or Alpine Alley. You can also purchase them at the event. Seating, however, is limited and advance purchase is recommended.
We need dealers and players. If you can shuffle a deck and know what a poker hand looks like, you will be fine dealing—Texas Hold’em isn’t a complicated game (unless you’re trying to win J).
This coming Wednesday evening, there will be a practice meeting to ensure that everyone is comfortable with the process. We’ll play a few hands — and no doubt have a few laughs.
Please contact Barbara Chung to help with this important community fundraising effort: 847-2819 or via email at email@example.com
Submitted by Barbara Chung; proofed and gently edited per standing policy