Pirate Poker Run at Lake Lanier

  • July 19, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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This event be a charity fund raisin' event fer Camp Sunshine (a camp fer kids with cancer) and the Boys and Girls Club of Hall County. The organizers of this event will waive the entrance fees fer us into Lake Lanier Islands and into Sunset Cove as long as ye be in full garb and have RSVPed so we can have ye on the list. We will be responsible fer buyin' our own grub and drinks and thar be a good selection of both. 

The Poker Run is during the day and thar be a Treasure Hunt fer those who want to buy a treasure map and hunt treasure tokens during the day. The entrance fees fer the Poker Run and the Treasure Hunt be on the event organizers' website www.piratesoflanier.org. 

At 3:00, thar will be a special filming of the crew climbing out of a helicopter (think of clowns piling out of a small car at the circus) so make sure ye are at Sunset Cove by 2:30 to be parting of this filming.

We are welcome to come and spend the day (thar be facilities to change into bathing suits and/or landlubber dress) but the Casino and party activities will be between 4:00 and 11:00 when they be in need of some pirates to invade the party. Food, drink, music and fireworks! 

We have been cleared to do a black powder firing from a boat in the cove so if ye have an appropriate weapon and are trained to fire, bring yer weapon and powder and we will be doing this at about 4:15 pm.

Thar will be two cable production companies on the premises filming the activities so this may be a chance to claim a bit of fame. 

To get the entrance fee waived at the gate of Lake Lanier Islands, ye need to RSVP here on our event page so the captain can put yer name on the roll by July 15th. 

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  • Sara L.

    Please tell me how to upload pictures on the event?? Took a few but can't figure how to post them. Thanks.

    July 22

    • Ruben and Ale D.

      Your welcome. Ref the photo in the Lambergenie boat, it was taken by a female photographer who was working for Nancy.

      July 26

    • Sara L.

      Do you think she will post it on here for us to share? Hope so as was too late to take it myself.

      July 27

  • Juliet W.

    I have the video footage. Hats off to Ruben and Ale! So many of you are in the crowd shots. The heli shot is great. The video team did a wonderful job. It's going to be a great DVD. The shot for Saturday Aug 2 is all set. If anything changes I'll let Agave know. (A heads up.... If some can come a little earlier please advise)

    Everyone.... Please watch the Michael Jackson video Thriller on youtube. This is our ending song. Group shot-

    With camera ahead if you, you all walk straight towards camera. Single shots-
    Head turned away from camera, quickly turn head to camera an look straight into lens. (This will be put together in a rapid succession of head turns) so each of you is shown as a close up. We will prob do one or two more very simple choreographed steps. Promise it will be easy and fun. Loud music, more laser lights, more flashy blinky lights..... (Sorry, but we forgot to grow up)

    I'll have some sort of light food here and drinks. More updates later.

    3 · July 24

    • Patty O.

      Papaya and I plan to set sail!

      July 25

    • Ruben and Ale D.

      Count on us being early! Huzzah!

      July 26

  • Lady V.

    This event was amazing! Though the rain slowed some things down, the group ran it all very well and treated us like royalty. They gave us way too much for being volunteers. I hope to return and help out again next year. It's always nice being a part of a huge and wonderful charity event. I recommend only going on Saturday because more is going on then, but it all was wonderful. Thanks again to John and Nancy. Y'all are fantastic!

    4 · July 24

  • Lady Vixen Van B.

    what a fantastic day spent with each and every one of you! Thank you all and hope to see you all again soon!!

    5 · July 22

  • Lady V.

    My husband is coming with me. I'm not sure if he comes on here to RSVP, but in case he doesn't, expect both of us.

    1 · June 27

    • Sara L.

      Thank you for welcoming me. Sara

      2 · July 22

  • Georgia B.

    Who would have known we needed a fire pit in July? Grand time despite the weather. A big thank you to Nancy for giving us the chance to be part of this event.

    3 · July 20

    • Juliet W.

      Thank YOU for being there! Hugs!
      ❤️

      4 · July 21

  • Lt. Raziel K.

    Best event yet and my little pirates had even more fun then I did! Who knew pirates could be treated like kings and queens. So much crazy fun!

    3 · July 21

  • Patty O.

    Great time piratin` with all of ye...Papaya and I enjoyed your company, as usual! We look forward to the next time we can set sail with ye!

    4 · July 19

    • Sara L.

      It was sure good to see you again Lynn.

      1 · July 20

  • Bonnie B.

    How much fun can a pirate endure? Food, fireworks and firearms all in one place. Shiny boats, unsuspecting landlubbers and generous hosts. Huzzah to Lake Lanier for inviting us.

    3 · July 20

    • Sara L.

      Thank you again Bonnie for being so sweet to me all day again.

      1 · July 20

  • Bonnie B.

    Our Captain did a magnificent job of coordinating with the poker people. Only Agave could get pirates to stand in a straight line for more than a minute (and not steal parts from helicopter). Here's to our selfless and courageous leader. Huzzah!

    6 · July 20

    • Sara L.

      Yes thank you Agave for all the work you did to put this together for us & to help the children.

      July 20

  • Lady Dubloone Van B.

    This was my first meetup and I love it! you all are wonderful! Thank you so much for welcoming me. Walked in as a stranger and left as a friend. Can't wait for the next meetup!

    2 · July 20

    • Sara L.

      It was good to have you join us look forward to seeing you at our next get together.

      1 · July 20

  • Anthony C. Hughes (Jack R.

    A wonderful time was had by all. What a great way to spend an evening. Much love to all our Pirates.

    2 · July 20

    • Sara L.

      Thanks again Anthony you were so sweet to me all day & I really appreciate you & all the good times you helped me enjoy. Sara

      2 · July 20

    • Anthony C. Hughes (Jack R.

      Yes ma'am. I certainly enjoyed our time together.

      July 20

  • Juliet W.

    ❤️
    Love to all.
    Thank you. I don't have enough words to express how grateful I am to have you all in my life. Still counting dollars, but so far we know we raised $410,000!

    Be proud! Our Pirate DVD is going to be amazing! A special thank you to Ruben and Ginger Ale for 3 full days on camera!
    Agave... Thank you. Ps- I'm ok!
    I will have to see my grand finale on tv.

    8 · July 20

    • Sara L.

      Thank you Nancy so glad you are ok, was very concerned when I heard the news. It was a wonderful day for me & I really appreciate all you did for us & helping these kids.

      1 · July 20

    • Ruben and Ale D.

      Thank you My Lady for giving us the honor to contribute to such a great cause! It was our pleasure! Huzzah!

      July 20

  • Sara L.

    Thank you all for a wonderful day. Especally you Pirates that were so sweet to me & helped me get in & off the boates, golf carts & were just there helping me all the way. I'm so glad to be a part of your Pirate Guild. It has improved my life so much just finding such great new friends.

    3 · July 20

  • Juliet W.

    We had an AMAZING day with Ginger Ale and Ruben Dominguez!!!!!!!!! I am so happy and grateful and proud to have had you two at the event, and I can't wait to see what spontaneous / random things happen tomorrow. WHAT AN AWESOME DAY!!!! thank you, and I'm so looking forward to tomorrow!!!!!

    Juliet Whisky
    (Nancy)

    6 · July 18

    • Sara L.

      Oh Bonnie, thanks for giving me something to laugh at this morning. Just got a call my dear friend Linda in St Pete died this morning so am crying now. We have been friends for 51 yrs. It is hard loosing her.

      1 · July 18

    • Ruben and Ale D.

      Nancy, the pleasure and honor was ours!! huzzah!

      1 · July 20

  • Ruben and Ale D.

    It was a great fundraiser for a good cause at an elaborate grand scale!! Met great new folks, met OCC Paul Sr, road in awesome power boats. Nancy was an awesome host. Twas great seeing all my fellow pirates and look forward to the next pirate event.

    4 · July 20

  • Ruben and Ale D.

    Twas a great turn out and fundraiser!! The hosts were outstanding and treated us like stars!

    3 · July 20

  • Patty O.

    Great time piratin` with all of ye...Papaya and I enjoyed your company, as usual! We look forward to the next time we can set sail with ye!

    4 · July 19

  • Jessica W.

    Is the rain going to effect this meetup?

    July 19

    • Agave

      Rain or shine the event is going on. The gate passes are at the Holiday Marina office just before the Islands gate.

      July 19

  • Juliet W.

    The rain is going to clear out! Everyone here is so excited that you were coming! The auction last night raised about $150,000!! Tonight we plan to double that figure! The show must go on for the kids! I have an additional houseboat available to escape from the heat if necessary! Please contact Agave if you have any questions! Can't wait to see you all!!

    2 · July 19

    • Jessica W.

      Aws! I'm excited to be there!! Hopefully last minute garbed. Be there around 5 or 6

      1 · July 19

  • Sara L.

    This new Pirate is looking forward to coming over Saturday to join all you land lovers. haha It will be good to see my new friends again & enjoy all the actavites with you.

    July 18

  • Jessica W.

    I won't be there till around 5:30 or so after work. Do I have to be garbed? Is there plenty happening later? Or should I just come to another event?

    July 18

  • Lady Vixen Van B.

    make sure me and two others are on the RSVP please!! thank you!!

    July 15

    • Sara L.

      Hay when I reserved a place for you it was under Takota & Dalton not your Pirate name. Sara

      July 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be showing the ride at the car show after doing poker run on the way there.

    2 · July 15

  • Lady Vixen Van B.

    sounds like fun! me and my daughter and son, Capt. Van Booty will be there!!

    July 15

  • Ruben and Ale D.

    We'll be there Thurs thru Sat! Huzzah!

    3 · July 14

    • Sara L.

      That great you'll have fun, see you Saturday.

      July 15

  • Ginger A.

    Aye! black powder? I love Things That Make Bang! are so cute! I'm so happy and excited!!!

    July 15

  • Juliet W.

    Aye! I will be thar! :)

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Bonnie B.

    Curious about this "helicopter" merchant ship. Are ye sayin' that we'll be flyin' in the thing? Or just crawling through from one side to the next. If we be flyin', I need ta be packin' an extra pair of pants, probably brown. Yar yar yar.

    4 · July 14

    • Sara L.

      Oh Bonnie you are a mess but I love you. haha

      1 · July 14

    • Juliet W.

      Ha!
      On Saturday, 3pm, the helicopter will land. You guys will get in on one side and step out the other side where the camera is. I promise I won't take off! :)

      This is for the opening shot (as I have in mind at the moment)
      To simulate the APWG arriving by helicopter. After that shot, we want you all to walk down to the Pirate Casino (with me) and surprise the peeps.
      I think we have cannon during at 6pm

      And I have two cruiser boats for y'all to chill out in to be out of the sun. Water, cokes, a light sandwich, and yummy rum. Please forgive the changes in details. It's a bit of a moving target. So, no worries, I'll get you all where you need to be! Just show up with your pirate self and have a good time. Please stay tuned and I will tell you how to get your passes!

      1 · July 14

  • Kittie de B.

    Boo, I can't go after all. I'll be at work.

    July 13

  • Sara L.

    Question?? The one I printed out on 6/ 28th said the Powder firing will be at 9:15PM but this one says 4:15PM so which is it so I'll have it correct.

    July 12

    • Georgia B.

      As best I can tell, it is at 4:15ish. Where? I am not sure. Hoping the Captain will keep us on course.

      1 · July 13

    • Agave

      They moved the firing so the pirates who are firing can have a drink Saturday night. Working on a sailing boat to shoot from at 4:15. We are meeting at Sunset Cove.

      July 13

  • Juliet W.

    A heartfelt thank you to all of me mates that can make the journey up to the lake for our event! We gather to raise money to send kids with cancer to attend Camp Sunshine, and give money to Camp Twin Lakes - which is a wonderful facility for children with a variety of afflictions. These camps allow children the opportunity to be with other kids with similar challenges and have a fun camp experience!

    For those of you that can make it on Friday July 18 -
    5-10pm
    I will get you front entrance fee waived.
    Jim & Nicks BBQ is only $15

    Paul Sr of Orange County Choppers meet & greet 6-8 pm
    Auction 7:30 pm

    (I know only a few can make it- I completely understand!)


    SATURDAY July 19 -

    We are filming for our event DVD and Geico is shooting a TV pilot with Paul Sr. Also, Powerboating in Paradise TV is shooting for their tv show. On Saturday, at 3pm sharp, we are shooting Atlanta Pirates and Wenches Guild segment. The helicopter shot will be at Sunset Cove parking lot. Meet Agave at the Grand Hall pavilion. Th

    1 · July 12

  • Sara L.

    Go ahead & put my name as leader for the car as there will be 4 of us coming together. Need any more inf let me know. Sara

    July 11

  • Suzy

    Water! Rum! Me mateys! Worth puttin up with bilge rats!

    2 · July 2

  • Sara L.

    Takota's daughter Britny Trammell is coming also & all excited to dress as a Pirate & be one. Thanks, looking forward to see you all then.

    June 30

  • Sara L.

    That is Takota & Dalton Vanderstelt.

    June 28

  • Sara L.

    Ok my friend is coming, So make that for Sally (Sara), Takota & Dalton her son. If you need any more inf let me know. We'll look forward to it & seeing all our new friends.

    June 28

  • Sara L.

    Sounds like fun so will have to check with my friend to see if she can come so I don't have to come alone. Will get back with you to let you know. Thanks.

    June 28

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