by Jeff Pederson
for The Beacon
After being forced to fold a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sheboygan Falls Lions Club is back to lay it on the line again with its 14th annual Casino Night event.
This year’s Las Vegas-style gaming fundraiser is set to take place Saturday, March 5, at The Village at 170 (formerly Range Line Inn).
Doors open with an open bar, silent auction, bidding buck and 50/50 raffle access at 5 p.m., with a buffet meal to follow at 6 p.m. and gaming from 7-10 p.m.
Classic Casino is set to provide Las Vegas-style gaming options, which loyal Casino Night attendees have enjoyed since the event’s inception in 2008.
Games included are three-card poker and Pai gow (double hand) poker, along with the traditional assortment of Las Vegas-style games, featuring Texas hold’em, blackjack, roulette and craps.
A number of bucket and 50/50 raffles and a large silent auction will highlight the evening’s fundraising activities.
As in previous years, all funds from Casino Night are used to support a variety of community-service projects.
“As a community-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization and part of the world’s largest charitable organization, the Sheboygan Falls Lions Club feels it is important to give back to the community in which we live and work,” Romanoski said. “Throughout our club’s 60-plus years, the Sheboygan Falls Lions Club has lived up to its mission through our support of our community both financially and through the many hours of work that we have given back to the community in which we live and work.”
The Sheboygan Falls Lions Club, which includes approximately 70 active members, is a major supporter of local youth community and sports activities such as the Sheboygan Falls Food Pantry, United Football League, YMCA sports programs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
The club assists with college and technical college scholarships for Sheboygan Falls High School graduates, as well as charitable giving which supports blindness/vision impairment, diabetes and other needs identified in the local community.
“This event is designed to provide us with the funds needed to support all our current charitable activities and support additional worthy programs within our community,” Romanoski said.
According to Romanoski, Casino Night serves a dual purpose of offering a enjoyable evening of food, refreshments and entertainment, while also raising funds to improve the Sheboygan Falls community.
“Over the years, Casino Night has always provided a fun night out, during which people have the opportunity to play casino-style games in a relaxing atmosphere,” Romanoski said.
“The goal of the event from the Sheboygan Falls Lions Club’s perspective is to support our local community. We strive each year to do more as a club to better the community of Sheboygan Falls. This year is certainly no different.”
For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the event, call Ryan Romanoski at 920-254-5042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.