King of the Mountain 2006 Poker Run
This year we are having a 'Poker Run' on Sun July 2nd. The Poker run will be a fund raiser for the King of the Mountain and is open to both motorcycles and cars. For those not familiar with a Poker Run it is a ride through the countryside requiring a little navigation. There are five (5) rest stops when each competitor will draw a playing card. These are collected and at the end the competitor with the best five card poker hand is the winner. We have great prizes for random draws at the stops and for the winner and place getters.
The cost of entry per vehicle is $12 and the length of the ride is approximately 200Kms.
Interested be at Stan Topper Park Pomona at 8.00 am for registration for a 9.00am departure.
Finish will be at Pomona Bowls Club.
We invite you to the
POMONA KING OF THE MOUNTAIN POKER RUN
Sunday 2nd July
Stan Topper Park, Pomona
Registration 8am, Depart 9am
Cost $12 per poker hand
includes smoko & sausage sizzle!!
Trophies for BEST, 2nd BEST & WORST HANDS
Lots of Great Prizes to be won
"MYSTERY" trophy kindly donated by Gympie Historical Motocycle Club
Random Draws... at every stop
Proudly supported by the Gympie Historical Motocycle Club!
A project of the Lions Club of Cooroy/Pomona
King of the Mountain 2006
It's almost upon us again, the day when Pomona comes alive and gears up for the King of the Mountain Festival. July 23 is this years date although it is planned to have a Poker Run on July 2nd. This year marks the 27th year of continuous King of the Mountains. 1979 saw the first race organised by the Cooroy-Pomona Lions Club, this inaugural race was won by George Fewtrell who also won the race for the next five years. In 1987 Graham Barralet took the race from George, Graham in turn had the title taken from him in 1988 by New Zealand's Barry Prosser. Graham and Barry fostered the Australia - New Zealand rivalry and over the next six years each winning three races. Graham Barralet created the race record in 1987 of 22min 50sec, this record still stands. The Australia - New Zealand feud continues with a seesaw of winners from either side of the Tasman. Although New Zealand's, Michael Wakelin and Chris Morrissey have shown their dominance in recent years. 2006 is set to be the Aussies year.
July 23 will be a fun packed day. The day will start with the Bush Poet's Breakfast at 7.00am and going through until 9.30am. This event is by ticket only and numbers are limited so be quick and book your ticket's now. The 10km and 3km fun runs are scheduled for 8.00am and 9.00am respectively..
The ever popular Primary School Relays will start at 9.30am followed by prize giving at 11.00am. Hopefully we can get a record number of Schools participating this year. If your School has not entered a team then ask your sports teacher if you're School can enter a team, boys or girls.
Entertainment, throughout the day will be by 'Chardonnay Sippers', on main stage, 'The Jazz Factory' will be roaming the park with 'Paddy's Drovers' and "Maice & Ali Duo', in the food area. The bar will be open from 10.00am and the food outlets will operate all day. Kay-Dee Promotions will again provide the rides and fun attractions. "All Star Fish' will be roaming the park and entertaining the youngsters. The popular 'pig racing' will again be present as will the BMX and Motorcycle Stunt riders showing their skills throughout the day. The craft market will operate all day with many new and varied stalls.
This year we are running several interactive workshops for all ages. So far we have the 'Art', 'Didgeridoo and Aboriginal Traditional Food and medicines', and 'Percussion' workshops arranged. Bookings for these can be made on the day.
As always it takes a lot of manpower to make this festival the success it has been over the years. We are always looking for helpers, so if you are able to assist on the day please let us know.
Colin M Jackson