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January 1, 2013 > 'Ride a Mississippi Riverboat' with New Haven schools

'Ride a Mississippi Riverboat' with New Haven schools

Submitted By Rick La Plante

Anyone who has ever wanted to spend an evening on a riverboat floating along the mighty Mississippi river will have that opportunity Saturday, February 2. New Haven Schools Foundation holds its second annual "Casino Night" fundraiser that evening with all the Southern charm and excitement of the "Big Easy."

"Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler" ("Let the good times roll") will include a gourmet southern buffet dinner and an evening of casino games.

The menu features a variety of appetizers; entree dishes with tri-tip, salmon or vegetarian options; a choice of side dishes and a dessert cart, all with a Southern twist. Casino Night guests will receive a specialty cocktail or one glass of wine or a Gordon Biersch beer, or two non-alcoholic beverages; an espresso cart, hosted by Paddy's Coffee, will be available.

Patrons will begin the evening with $1,000 in casino chips to play poker, black jack, craps and roulette, and compete for raffle prizes. The event also will feature a live and silent auction with valuable prizes. A separate Texas Hold 'Em tournament is again scheduled this year.

Individual entry is $100 (half is tax-deductible). VIP packages and sponsorship opportunities also are available. Attire will be semi-formal and guests must be 21 or older to attend.

For the second successive year, proceeds will be used by the Foundation to help fund their pledge of $100,000 for co-curricular and extra-curricular student activities in the New Haven Unified School District.

To receive an invitation, contact the Foundation: or (510) 471-3850.

Casino Night
Saturday, Feb 2
5:30 p.m. to midnight
Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church
32975 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City
(510) 471-3850

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