Are you feelin’ lucky?
Then you need to purchase your tickets for the Children’s Educational Foundation’s Sept. 19 dinner and “Casino Night” at North Fork’s Bandit Town (formerly Old Town), 55420 Road 226. The fun-filled night will benefit schools in the Chawanakee Unified School District. Dinner is at 6 p.m., and the casino play, including black jack, craps, roulette, and Texas Hold’em runs from 7 - 10 p.m.
“This is a fun event for the whole mountain community, and a great way to help support the schools in the Chawanakee Unified School District,” foundation President Jeanna Schweikert said.
Foundation Secretary Linda Gott-Maddox called Casino Night and Bandit Town the perfect recipe for a night of fun and fundraising.
“People get to play on real gaming tables in a great old west atmosphere,” Gott-Maddox said.
The barbecue pulled chicken and pulled pork dinner with cowboy baked beans is being catered by Feeds the Sole of Oakhurst. Deserts will be sold by the North Fork Women’s Club. A no-host beer and wine bar will be
Fun money from the casino action will be used for raffle prizes including restaurant gift certificates for Crab Cakes and Fresno’s Ruth Chris Steakhouse, rounds of golf, a large variety of gift baskets, a full-body massage, family party barge rental from Miller’s Landing Resort, and two tickets to the Oct. 16 Fresno State/UNLV football game, with parking pass. Organizers are seeking additional prize donations for the event, as well as table game sponsors for $100 per table.
Tickets cost $35 up to Sept. 12, $40 after Sept. 12. A table of eight is $250 prior to Sept. 12 - $300 after. Must be 21 to attend. Organizers urge people to purchase tickets early since the popular event has sold-out at 300 in the past.
The Children’s Educational Foundation’s mission is to support all the schools in the district, focusing this year on replacing North Fork Elementary School’s boiler system, supplementing the scholarship fund, and numerous other needs.
Details: Linda Gott-Maddox, (559) 877-4458, Jeanna Schweikert, (559) 997-6888, firstname.lastname@example.org.