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Wednesday, 27 October 2010 19:11

Casino Royale Night to benefit HRMC

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Everyone will be a winner at an evening of gaming, dining and dancing hosted by the Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation, Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Maggie Valley Club.

Casino Royale Night is a fundraising evening to help the foundation provide micro-grants for departments at Haywood Regional such as new toys for the pediatric department.

A professional gaming company will offer traditional games of Black Jack, roulette, craps and poker and will provide dealers and tables. Guests will receive a $10,000 poker chip with their $100 entrance fee. Prizes, not cash money, will be given to the highest chip winners. Door prizes will be given out throughout the evening.

In addition to the gaming tables, the event will feature a live auction and a Chinese Raffle, which allows participants to purchase raffle tickets for $10 each or three for $20 and place their tickets on whichever prize or prizes they are hoping to win. There is no limit of the number of tickets that may be purchased.

Chinese Raffle items include a choice of private cooking lessons or dinner for eight served in the winner’s home by Haywood Regional’s Executive Chef Chris Hall, and a selection of theme baskets. The winners of these raffle prizes need not be present at the drawing.

A live auction will include three items: a weekend stay for two couples in a fabulous deluxe apartment on the upper East Side of New York City, with views of the Empire State Building and Central Park over either Thanksgiving or New Year’s weekend or a weekend in the spring; a custom made heirloom piece of gold jewelry designed especially for the winner of this item by a jeweler from John Laughter Jewelry (formerly Shelley’s); and a framed piece of art by Teresa Pennington.

Music will be provided for dancing by disc jockey Dave Tomlin. An Italian buffet will feature a bruschetta bar and include several Italian entrees and assorted desserts, including dessert provided by Hall.

As a special attraction, John Laughter Jewelry on Main Street, Waynesville, will accept, appraise and value unwanted or broken gold jewelry from individuals who wish to make a donation, but will be unable to attend the event, or those individuals who do not want to carry their jewelry for donation to the event on Nov. 13.

Laughter staff will provide a receipt with a description of the jewelry, and the HRMC Foundation will provide the donors with a written letter listing the tax donation value.  An appraiser from Laughter Jewelry will be at the Casino Royale Night to value gold that is donated that evening. Laughter Jewelry will purchase the gold from the foundation for the appraised market value. Laughter’s designer will work with the highest bidder of this auction item to create a custom, one-of-a kind, heirloom piece.

Sponsorships are available in four categories:

Royal Flush, $2,000, which includes 12 entry tickets to Casino Royal Night, a reserved table for 12 the evening, 12 Chinese Raffle tickets, 12 $10,000 gaming chips & two extra $5,000 chips; Straight Flush, $1,500, which includes eight entry tickets, a reserved table for eight for the evening, eight Chinese Raffle tickets, eight $10,000 gaming chips & two extra $5,000 chips; Four of a Kind, $1,000, which includes four entry tickets, four reserved seats for the evening, four Chinese Raffle tickets, four $10,000 gaming chips and two extra $5,000 chips; Full House, $500, which includes two entry tickets, two reserved seats for the evening, two Chinese Raffle tickets, and two $5,000 gaming chips.

Tickets for Casino Royale Night may be purchased by calling the HRMC Foundation office at 828.452.8343.

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