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More Prizes Added to Schools Foundation Casino Night Fundraiser

"An Evening in Monte Carlo" will be held on Feb. 4. The event will feature casino games, a gourmet buffet dinner, wine and raffle prizes, including a recently added sailboat tour and hotel stays.

From the New Haven Unfied School District

A sailing tour and lunch on San Francisco Bay, one-night getaways at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco and the Sheraton Sonoma County and a gourmet chocolate fondue party are among the latest additions to the list of auction and giveaway prizes for

The  will be transformed into a luxurious casino for the evening, and guests will receive an imaginary bankroll of $1,000 to compete for prizes in Black Jack, Texas Hold ‘em, craps and roulette.

The evening also will include a gourmet buffet dinner, catered by of Union City, champagne from J Vineyards, wines from Aquinas, Decoy and Acacia and specialty cocktails. Premium beer from Gordon Biersch will be served, and there also will be an espresso cart, hosted by Too Much Fun Club, Inc.

Tickets are priced at $100, half of which is tax-deductible. Proceeds will help the Foundation continue to support of District students, which this year included a $100,000 pledge to help sustain after-school athletics, band, forensics and other programs.

Attire will be semi-formal and guests must be 21 or older to attend.

Auction and giveaway items also include two round-trip tickets to Hawaii, a three-day/two night stay at a Tahoe/Truckee cabin, a 42-inch flat-screen television, a luxury box for 20 people at an Oakland A’s game, and bottles of fine wine. A preview of auction and raffle items is being posted on the Foundation’s website (www.nhsfoundation.com ).

To receive an invitation, call 471-3850 or email info@nhsfoundation.com.

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