Staff photos by Rick Poppitz

The Second Annual Charity Poker Tournament was held on March 3 at American Legion Post 19 of Gardner. Tumbleweed Bar and Grill provided food and donated net sales to the benefit. Organizers reached their goal of raising $12,000 for the Veterans Community Project, and at the end of the tournament, Vincent Morales  (left) of  Veterans Community Project, was presented with a big check for $12,268 by event organizers Bobby Carver and Jeremy Bull.