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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Environmental Learning Center is hosting a first-ever Casino Night Fundraiser.
This year the ELC will be rolling out the casino gaming tables to raise money to benefit ELC's educational programs. This glamorous event will take place at Bent Pine Golf Club on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.
The night will start with cocktails and a silent auction preview, followed by dinner, gaming and music. For those with a good poker face, there is also limited seating for a Texas Hold'em poker tournament, which is available for pre-registration.
If poker's not your game, there will be additional tables including blackjack, craps and roulette. Prizes will be awarded to some lucky players. If you are not one for gaming, you are welcome to enjoy the music and dancing as well as bid on the wonderful silent auction items.
Tickets are $225 per person, with an additional $50 entry fee for the poker tournament.
"This is ELC's largest fundraising event and we are counting on the community to attend. We believe our committee has organized an evening filled with cheer and fun festivities," said Holly Brown, who is co-chairing the event with Georgie Hutton.
The Environmental Learning Center is located north of Vero Beach off County Road 510 at the western end of the Wabasso Bridge. Its campus includes exhibit areas, native plant gardens, picnic facilities, gift shop, and visitor center. ELC membership benefits, a list of its many ecology adventures about the Indian River Lagoon including nature walks, canoe excursions, and boating adventures can be found at www.DiscoverELC.org. Admission is $5 per person, children 12 and under free, and ELC members receive free admission year-round. The first Saturday of every month is free to all.
For additional information, contact Camille Yates, development director, at (772) 589-5050, Ext. 103.