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Full house - and full deck - at Trenton Legion

Georgina Gratto, dealing cards at the weekly Auction 45s competition, at the Trenton Legion.
Georgina Gratto, dealing cards at the weekly Auction 45s competition, at the Trenton Legion.

Competition was fierce at the Trenton Legion as card players battled it out for a chance to win a cash prize Saturday at the weekly Auction 45s competition.

Georgina Gratto wore her best poker face as she dealt out cards to three fellow players at her table, a look of grim determination in her eyes as she played for about $100 in cash.

“The human interaction. I’m very competitive,” said Gratto, when asked what she like best about Auction 45s.

While competitive, she said that players were usually respectful towards one another.

Across the bar from Gratto and her companion sat Barry Trenholm, who volunteered with the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame in his younger days with his best friend. He stayed on after his friend passed away.

Like Gratto, Trenholm had one aim in mind at the Auction 45s.

“Winning,” he said.

Over at the bar, Bill Landry took in the scene.

Typically, seniors stay home during winter, but a fair number braved the elements to visit the Legion.

“The great people. They’re fine people. They’re enjoying themselves,” Landry said.

 

 

 

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