Julianne Higdon may be the co-chair coordinator of the Mustang Sally Rally Poker Run, but that doesn't mean she gets to take part. The Sarnia Street Machines classic car club and Lambton Ford are celebrating 50 years of Mustang models with a May 18 rally to raise money for Pathways Health Centre for Children.
Unfortunately for Higdon, her 1969 Pontiac GTO is the wrong make and model. Yes, Im jealous, and the rest of the members of the Sarnia Street Machines, because theres only four in the club with Mustangs, Higdon said.
Organizers are expecting at least 50 cars for the rally, featuring seven stops around the area. At five of those stops, drivers receive playing cards. The driver in each division based on the model year of the Mustang with the best five-card poker hand at the end of the rally will win $500.
Teen programs at Pathways will also benefit from the event dreamed up by Mustang owner Wendell Drysdale, whose wife Tracy is the Fund Development Officer with Pathways. They have a car themselves, so they thought it would be a good idea to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang, said Higdon, also a volunteer at Pathways.
Organizers are hoping to raise $2,000, but didnt have a specific target given its the events first year, Higdon said.