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Fun Filled Casino Night Benefits Arts Council
Larry Dooley of Fox Distributing was all smiles after winning a hand of Blackjack.
They called it "The Big Chill" Casino Night and big it was. The Cleveland County Arts Council gave fun a new meaning at the annual event. The fund raiser to benefit the Arts Council took place on Saturday evening, June 21st at the Arts Council on Washington Street. The evening included black jack, roulette, craps, Texas hold'em (new this year), 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Tickets were $35 at the door and $30 in advance which included $100 worth of chips, free food, music and dancing. Even "Elvis" showed up! Winners were able to exchange their winning casino chips for raffle tickets to select donated prizes. The entire evening was a festive, fun filled time. Arts Council Director Shearra Miller said she was :  ". . extremely pleased with the turnout and loved seeing so many people having a really great time!" She expressed her thanks for their support. The next big event at the Arts Council will be the 17th Annual "Treasures of the Earth" Pottery Show and Sale. This always popular event will take place from Thursday, February 9th through Wednesday, March 14th. The time will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be 25 local and regional artists plus many new artists represented. The show includes original sculpture and pottery offerings in a wide variety of styles. It's another "must see" show!

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