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The event will include a live auction, silent auction, dessert auction, paddle board auction, and of course, Las Vegas-style gambling.

The third annual Casino and Auction Night, sponsored and put on by the Kiwanis Club of Prineville, is coming up October 15.

Currently ticket sales are happening, with tickets available at Mann Mortgage, Mike Mohan CPA, the Associates Real Estate, or call Sheryl Rhoden 541-480-8596. Tickets are $50.00 and selling quickly.

The event will take place at the Carey Foster Hall at the Crook County Fairgrounds, with doors opening at 5 p.m. During the event, attendees can expect live auction items, including adventure packages, golf packages, Cowboy Dinner Tree package, hunting packages, and assorted trips, including fishing trips. There will also be a silent auction, a dessert auction, and a paddle board auction. A prize wheel will be available, and of course, Las Vegas-style gambling.

The event will include a quality-catered dinner, a drink ticket, and $20 fun money for gambling. There will also be raffle prizes for winners at the gambling tables. Local auctioneer, Dean Edgerly, is returning again this year.

Dr. Paul Slater of Slater Chiropractic will be Master of Ceremonies.

Last year's Annual Kiwanis Casino Night grossed approximately $72,000, of which $53,000 which was donated to the Crook County Parks and Recreation. The donation included materials to build the shade structure and a fence to surround the toddler play area.

Sheryl Rhoden, Director #4 for the club, indicated that their goal for this year's auction is $125,000. She added that participants should get tickets early.

"We expect a sell-out crowd," exclaimed Rhoden. "It is going to be the fundraiser in Prineville."

Wayne Looney, Director #2 for Prineville Kiwanis, also commented that in addition to the donation for the playground at Stryker Park from last years proceeds from the Casino Night and Auction, they donated $20,000 to expand and guarantee the After School Daycare. Past president of the Kiwanis Club of Prineville, Ray Austin, also added that they also donated approximately $15,00 for high school scholarships this year.

"It is our mission to support the youth and children in the community," commented Austin.

"Our lane has always been to support the children of the community, whether its an educational project that started out with the summer school, or the construction of recreational facilities—which includes what we are doing right now. That will always be our lane," said Looney.

Rhoden emphasized that the upcoming monies for the Casino Night and Auction will be used for similar projects, and it will be all going back into the community.

"People that were there last year had a lot of fun, and that is exactly why we have gone to this kind of fundraiser. They will have an enjoyable night-- good food, two bars, and a chance to bid on things and support the community in a fashion that they are capable of doing, and have a great evening," concluded Looney.

Information on Casino and auction night

Third Annual Kiwanis Casino Night and Auction

October 15 at the Carey Foster Hall at the Crook County Fairgrounds

Doors open at 5 p.m.

Cost: $50.00 per person

Tickets are available at Mann Mortgage, Mike Mohan CPA, the Associates Real Estate, or call Sheryl Rhoden at 541-480-8596.

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