August 16, 2012

Pirates of Lanier

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Lanier Partners of North Georgia held the 4th Annual “Pirates of Lanier Boat Poker Run” on Lake Lanier in support of the children on July 21, 2012.

This year’s event offered the opportunity to help some children in need in the area, meet new friends, bond with old ones and check out some of the greatest “Hot Rod” boats in the country.

The kick off of this event began Thursday, July 19th with a “meet & greet” at a Bistro & Pizzeria at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

This event continued on Friday, July 20th with the “Cheeseburger in Paradise” raft up and Stereo Competition which began at the Lake Lanier Dam and rolled onto the Captain’s Party, Friday evening at Holiday Marina. Here entrants enjoyed food, friends, auctions and the “Miss Castaways Swimsuit Pageant”. (Be sure to visit for photos)

The actual poker run began Saturday, July 21st at 9:00 am, each boat left from their home port and followed the routes to gather their playing cards. After gathering their cards, everyone headed over to Sunset Cove and Beach Club (dubbed “Pirates Cove” for the day) for the winners party to enjoy food, fun, excitement and festivities that only pirates can create that lasted well into the night with great music provided by Ed Roland ( of Collective Soul fame) and the Sweet Tea Project, fantastic fireworks and an awesome laser show.


About the Author

Cinda Welch
Cinda is also a founder of Driven Lifestyle Magazine. Formerly known as a part of “Team Welch”, Cinda along with her late husband Greg Welch and daughter Natasha Welch Thompson were long time audio SPL competitors and Kicker Car Audio team captains. Together, they held numerous World Records and Championships, also toured with car audio Legends like Alma Gates, and engaged in marketing campaigns for their sponsors. Cinda has been involved in retail, marketing, management and ownership in the automotive industry as well. Most importantly, she has been an enthusiast of the custom automotive culture for over twenty years, including antiques to the extreme latest automotive trends of today. Appreciating the workmanship, talent and vision of all forms of customs, Cinda views the most important aspect is not necessarily the make or model driven, but rather the lifestyle and enjoying the culture. Cinda will be handling accounting, print copy layout, graphic design and some writing at Driven Lifestyle Magazine.

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