A fundraiser to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Alma Area set for Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. will feature casino-style gaming and a 1920s theme.
Casino Night with the Club will feature a Prohibition-era “speakeasy” theme, a live auction, light hors d’oeuvres, and various casino games including roulette, craps, blackjack and Texas hold’em.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. at Warren’s Rec Room at 1437 W. Newberry Road in Alma.
Early ticket prices are $30 each or $50 per couple, or guests can “bribe” the doorman by paying $40 at the door, said Becky Newton, event organizer and former Boys & Girls Club of the Alma Area Board president.
Ticket prices include gaming chips and one complimentary drink from the bar. Tickets can be purchased on the Boys & Girls Club of the Alma Area website.
“We hope to provide the fun and glamour of the speakeasies of the 1920s and ’30s, while also raising money for area children,” Newton said. “The Alma club provides a safe place for kids to go after school and during the summer, and offers a chance to change the way those boys and girls view their world and the opportunities available to them.”
Guests at the casino night are welcome to come as they are or dress up in era-inspired clothing for the Guys and Dolls Costume Contest that will be held at 8 p.m., Newton said.
Newton decided to organize the event, she said, because of the club’s investment in area children.
“The upcoming Casino Night with the Club is an opportunity for me to once again participate in a worthy cause that has a proven success record in making a difference for so many children - those attending the club as well as out in the surrounding community,” Newton said.
Attending Casino Night with the Club is an opportunity to help fill a need in the community, said Elaina Damante, Boys & Girls Club of the Alma Area chief executive officer.
“When a child comes to our Club they are fed, taught life skills, and they are safe,” Damante said. “We teach our members ethics, how to perform community service, how to follow rules, and we show them kindness. We are asking the community to partner with us to build tomorrow’s leaders.”
Sponsorships for the event also are available. Visit the website, contact the club at (479) 632-2070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.