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   Feeling lucky?
   Got your rabbit’s foot on and your mojo working?
   Want to put it all on black and spin the wheel just once in your life?
   Then it’s a safe bet that you’ll have a grand time — for a grand cause — at the 4th Annual Casino Night scheduled for Friday, Feb. 13, at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux.
   The annual event — sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Fayetteville, Inc., and Carolina Mortgage Center — presents an evening of Las Vegas-style gambling to raise money for a worthy cause.
   For $75, you’ll get $500 worth of “funny money” to gamble on slots, blackjack and Texas Hold ‘em, with a shot at winning top prizes, including a piece of jewelry from Carlyle, a 42-inch television and a prepaid Visa card. And your conscience can take a free ride while you play these games of chance, as all proceeds go to help out this year’s beneficiary, the Child Advocacy Center — an organization dedicated to helping abused children.
   Natalie Woodbury, executive director of Home Builders Association of Fayetteville, Inc., said last year’s event drew more than 350 gamesters.{mosimage}
   “Over the past three years we’ve raised more than $50,000 for worthy causes ... last year it was Cumberland Interfaith,” said Woodbury. “It’s just like walking onto the floor of a Vegas casino. It’s done by a great company from Raleigh called All In. You can visit Vegas without buying an airplane ticket ... and it would make a great Valentine’s Day treat.”
   Tammy Laurence, the executive director of Child Advocacy Center, said the money raised by Casino Night is especially important in these tough economic times.
   “The money will help us maintain our level of service to abused children and their families,” said Laurence.
   The event runs from 6:30-10:30 p.m., and the admission price includes tickets for two drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres. To purchase tickets, call 486-9700.

Contact Tim Wilkins at tim@upandcomingweekly.com 














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