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Bob Anderson, next to the dealer, and Peggy Anderson, in green sweater, take their
chances at blackjack in 2016. PHOTOS BY DENNIS SANTUCCI

Casino/Bingo Night benefits PCAP

By Dennis Santucci

 

Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAP) will hold a Casino/Bingo Night fundraiser at Bent Tree’s Tamarack Lodge, March 18, 7-10:30 p.m. “Betting on a Better Future” echoes PCAP’s programs, which are designed to improve the lives of at-risk children and prepare them for a better future.

“We had a fantastic turnout last year,” said Tim Brazeau, event chairman. “No one wanted to leave, so we extended our hours and expanded our space this year. The food alone is worth the price of admission.”

A professionally operated Casino Royale will be set up on the upper floor of Tamarack Lodge with tables for poker, blackjack, craps and roulette. The lower level will be dedicated to a huge bingo party. The Fireside Lounge will house the food buffet, as well as the numerous gifts for which patrons are playing. Upon entry, each patron will receive a complimentary ticket for a drink at the bar plus $1,000 in casino money to buy chips or bingo cards. Then it’s all up to skill and the elusive Lady Luck.

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Ray Bowyer, in plaid shirt, joins others at the craps table at the 2016 PCAP fundraiser.

 

At the end of the night, chips from the tables and the bingo game will be turned in for raffle tickets on the broad variety of prizes. The grand prize for the evening, valued at $300, is a pair of highly sought-after tickets to PCAP’s The Long Table 2017, planned for September.

“The Long Table 2016 featured a Cirque du Soleil theme that absolutely blew everyone away. Our supporters responded enthusiastically and generously,” said Dennis Santucci, president of the board. “This year’s theme is still secret, but we are, once again, targeting new heights.”

“It is always rewarding to see how our sponsors and patrons support PCAP fundraisers,” said Margy Lohman, executive director and founder of PCAP. “They are the only reason we have been able to serve the children in Pickens County for the past 20-plus years. We cannot thank them enough.”

A limited number of tickets are now on sale. A donation of $50 per person provides admission, $1,000 in casino money, gaming tables and bingo for the evening, a complimentary drink, fantastic food, prizes and a tax deduction. Most importantly, you will get that great feeling that comes with knowing you have contributed to preventing abuse/neglect of children and helped them along the path to a better future.

While they last, tickets may be purchased online at www.PCAPickens.org, by calling PCAP at 706-253-6488, or by contacting any PCAP board member. PCAP is a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit; donations are tax-deductible within the extent of the law.

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