Casino Night helps Rotary Club
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The blackjack tables, craps tables and one-armed
bandits were busy during a past Rotary Club Casino Night.
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will hold its ninth annual Casino Night on Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Bernard Church auditorium, 248 South Harbor Drive in Holmes Beach. This year's theme is "An Evening in Las Vegas." The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
There will be a total of 15 casino-style tables featuring a variety of professional Las Vegas games. Each table is sponsored by a local business. Included in the cost of admission will be lots of food to enjoy, live music by Standout Entertainment, an open bar and a door prize drawing for a 50-inch flat screen TV.
One of the highlights of the evening is the live auction of a 2007 883 CC Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle in like-new condition with only 2400 miles. Of course, there will also be lots of great items offered in the silent auction including art by local artisans and a variety of outstanding bargains donated by local businesses.
The Rotary Wheel of Hope will be front and center again this year. The wheel has 48 spaces. Each space will be sold for $50. During the Casino Night the wheel will be spun and the owner of the space the Wheel stops on win a sensational grand prize of the exclusive use of a large three bedroom vacation house that sleeps up to eight people for seven days and valued at $1600. The house with a large pool, hot tub, sauna, and exercise room is located just 5 miles from The Strip in the real Las Vegas, Nevada.
Over the years, this annual Casino Night has become one of the must-do events of the season and the Rotary Club hopes to sell out all 250 tickets at only $50 each. All proceeds will go to humanitarian projects and programs, locally and internationally.
For a complete list of the club's charities and all the information on the Casino Night including how to get event tickets and Wheel of Hope spaces, visit www.annamariarotary.org or call 941-448-5500. Tickets can also be purchased in person at Just4Fun Rentals, 5358 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach, next to Minnie's restaurant, where the Harley is on display.