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'Casino Night' to benefit community service by youth group at Holy Name Parish in West Roxbury

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  November 1, 2012 03:47 PM

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A “Casino Night” will be held at the Holy Name Parish hall in West Roxbury Saturday to benefit a youth community service group.

The third-annual event is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. at the church at 1689 Centre St., according to a press release from organizers.

Professional and instructional dealers will staff tables for blackjack, Texas hold’em, roulette, craps and Wheel of Fortune-type games, which can be played by guests who buy “funny money,” the release said.

Proceeds will aid the Holy Name Youth Service Project, a group of local high school students who participate in local community service projects and others in New Orleans.

The group, which has grown to include about 50 high schoolers since it formed three years ago, plans to travel to New Orleans in February to work in an area of the city that was damaged by Hurricane Isaac and had been previously devastated by Hurricane Katrina, according to the release.

Over the last two years projects have included: working at a local food bank; doing yard work for elderly residents and residents with disabilities; tornado relief in western Massachusetts; furnishing and preparing a home for a homeless family; visiting a senior center; helping with Special Olympics events and aiding rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, organizers said.

Tickets for Saturday’s fundraiser are $40 each or two for $75, the release said. That cost includes admission, appetizers and $2,000 worth of “funny money” to use at the gambling tables. Additional “funny money” is available for purchase. There will also be a cash bar and several raffle prizes.

Tickets are available to buy at the Holy Name Church Rectory or from youth service project members.

For more information, call 617-596-2791 or e-mail holynameyouthserviceproject@gmail.com and write “casino night” in the subject line.

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