Western Casino Night! A great time at SCVH/HSG fundraiser is a sure bet

June 23, 2010
Santa Paula News

It’s sure bet you’ll have a great time, with an array of gift baskets and real life gambling trips that are just a few of the prizes for lucky winners at Saturday’s rootin’ tootin’ 4th Annual Western Casino Night benefiting Santa Clara Valley Hospice/Home Support Group’s River Valley Adult Program.

The Lobby and Banquet Room of the historic Glen Tavern Inn (134 N. Mill St.) will be transformed into a saloon type setting, where everyone has a date with “Lady Luck” and dealers with familiar faces will hold your gambling fate in their hands.

Tickets are only $65 each - $75 at the door the night of the event - and include Western style hors d’oeuvres, one courtesy drink (beer, wine or soda), a gourmet Chuck Wagon dinner, $50 of casino “money” and musical entertainment. And you can write off $40 of the ticket price for this event, sponsored by the nonprofit SCVH/HSG to benefit its River Valley Club Adult Day Program.

All Cowboy Joes and Calamity Janes will have a bronco-busting time at the June 26 Western Casino Night, which starts with cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. and gaming at 5:45 p.m., although a selected tables will open at 5:30 p.m.

Cathy Barringer, former longtime SCVH/HSG board president, said Studio C (a well known musical brand) will entertain during the “attitude adjustment” and dinner - prepared by Enzo himself of the Inn’s popular Enzo’s Restaurant - served on the wide-open spaces outside the Inn.

Barringer has lined up a “Most Wanted” list of dealers culled from throughout the county. Santa Paula Mayor Jim Tovias, Vice Mayor Fred Robinson, Supervisor Kathy Long, City Manager Jaime Fontes, SPPD Chief Steve McKinnon, Robin Chavez, Grace Dominick, Ron Merson, Dick Pillow, Dale Riddle, Scott Rushing, Dr. Jon Schrock and Suzi Skutley will don eyeshades - or cowboy hats - for various games of casino chance.

Gamblers will use their fun “money” to try their luck at Texas Hold’em Poker, Black Jack, Craps, Roulette and the popular Wheel of Fortune. Lost your stake? Don’t fret none - more gambling “money” will be available for purchase by those who are still trying to meet up with Lady Luck, and winnings will be exchanged for raffle tickets for the variety of prizes.

Barringer said the list of gift baskets for raffle is “pretty awesome,” including an Elite Single Cup Home Brewing system, Martini Madness, Chocolate Lovers Basket and a Wine Lovers Basket, among others. Cases of wine and champagne and trips to the real gambling Mecca of Laughlin are also ready for the lucky winners. A “reel life” celebrity that not only will be on hand but also is ready, willing and more than able to go home with the lucky winner is a Harrison Ford standup, your very own film star ready to decorate any room in the house.

The dress code for the evening is whatever you’re comfortable in, although those with a Western flair are also welcome! So corral your energy, polish those boots, sharpen those spurs and get ready to kick up your heels in support of The River Valley Club at this rootin’ tootin’ Western cabaret.

In Santa Paula, tickets are available at the Santa Paula Times (944 E. Main St.), Brownie’s Basement (866 E. Main St.), Santa Paula Health & Fitness (847 E. Main St.), and the Glen Tavern Inn (134 N. Mill St.). Tickets are also available in Fillmore at Mirage (508 Santa Clara St). For more information or to make reservations, call the Santa Clara Valley Hospice/Home Support Group office at 525-1333.


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