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20+ businesses on board for NCC Holiday Poker Run shopping event


More than 20 local businesses are taking part in the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever Holiday Poker Run through Dec. 16 with no motorcycles required and a $500 prize at stake.

NCC executive director Tim Pinkerton said the poker run will involve participating businesses in Nashville who will be supplied with a standard deck of playing cards (minus the jokers). 

Shoppers who spend $25-plus at the businesses may draw a card. The idea is for shoppers to collect cards from businesses and come up with the best possible poker hand, then take that hand to the Howard County Courthouse lawn Saturday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. for a winner to be determined.

The winner will receive $500. In the event of a tie, the shoppers may either mutually decide to split the winnings or decide to determine an outright winner by a draw for high card.

The participating businesses include the following:

Amelia’s Pic-A-Lily, Fisherman’s Cove, Hoppin’ Nutrition, Ivan Smith Furniture, Kooyan’s, John’s Hair Care, Los Agaves Cafe, Merle Norman, Nashville Family Pharmacy, Nashville Vision Center, Neeley’s Service Center, Pat-A-Cakes, Poblano’s Mexican Cafe, Sharpe’s Department Store, Simple Simon Pizza, Special Moments, Squirrel’s Nest, Starz Family Restaurant, Stephanie & Company, Unleashed Dog Hotel, What Fur!? and 10-Minit Lube.

For more information about the Holiday Poker Run, call the chamber office at (870) 845-1262 or (870) 845-7034.

Pinkerton said the NCC’s Christmas tree project on Main Street will start going up Monday, Nov. 27. Trees are limited this year, and the cost will be $35.

Pinkerton also said that the Christmas parade is set for Monday, Dec. 4, with line-up around 5 p.m. in the Scrapper Arena parking lot. The parade will start at 5:30.

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