The town of Bentley was full of revving snowmobiles and quads, and parking anywhere was minimal because of the number of trucks and trailers that had bought them to Bentley on February 28, for the 14th Monkey Top Saloon sled/quad poker rally on Gull Lake.
There were a total of 274 sleds/quads registered and about 320 poker hands sold.
“We had wonderful weather. We had a marvelous turnout. We had great support, and we had a good time,” said Monkey Top owner Becky Kasparsons.
Two major prize donors were Sunny 94 and Todd from Labatts.
Volunteers included Glenda, June, Darla, Tanya, Tammy, Jim, Leza, Ashley, Mike, Dave, TJ, and JoAnne who helped along the course, and announcer Mark.
Both the winning High Hand and the winning Low Hand were worth $1615, and there were three mystery prizes worth $1067 each, so the payout was very good. Names of winners were withheld upon request.
The event had originally been postponed from February 15 because of the possibility of not enough snow cover.
The sled rally was followed closely by the Monkey Top’s St. Patrick’s Day party.
On May 11 there will be a special Mother’s Day buffet-style breakfast/brunch with kids invited where there will be giveaways and fun events, and the next special event is not until rodeo time, said Kasparsons. Contact the Monkey Top Saloon for any details.