— Saturday is the date for the 13th Annual Raffle Night with Casino Games fundraiser for the Weatherford Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.
This event is held each February at the Senior Center in Weatherford, 1225 Holland Lake Drive. This year’s event takes place 6-10 p.m.
Each year the event offers blackjack, craps, roulette, Bingo, Texas Hold ‘Em and prize wheels, not to mention great raffle items and food.
The economy may be tough, but numerous business people have stepped up to make this year’s event possible by sponsoring tables, donating items and money to make the event enjoyable by everyone. Sponsors include Grogan Family Foundation, Sargent’s Wrecker Service, Jerry Durant Auto Group, Grand Prairie Airhogs and Kohl’s.
This year’s event will have many raffle items to choose from including Dallas Stars tickets, Sea World San Antonio, two-night stay at the Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport and many other items. A complete listing can be found at www.weatherfordcitizenpolice.org and clicking on the casino link. Be sure to check back as the list is being updated as items arrive.
Funds from this annual event are used according to the non-profit bylaws of the group, which is in a manner to support the Weatherford Police Department.
In 2001, the first casino night was hosted by the WCPAAA, which paid someone else to come and bring their equipment and dealers. From that event forward, the WCPAAA has purchased its own equipment and provides local dealers. Prepare to be wowed as updated tables and poker chips and being unveiled this year.
You can expect to have fun and be well entertained, and there is no need to have any knowledge of gaming, the dealers will take the time to teach you how to play the games. There will be several levels of dealers from the most basic to the most advanced.
Tickets for the annual event are $10 per person and includes $10,000 in play money, as well as a raffle ticket and drink. Advance tickets and old cell phones earn extra raffle tickets. You must be at least age 18 to attend.
For advance tickets call 817-597-4871 or 817-613-7692 or go by Hummel’s Weatherford Battery at 301 York Ave. or the Weatherford Police Department.