"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places." Roald Dahl

Friday, April 27, 2012

Casino Night

This past weekend the non-profit company that Derek works for held a Casino Night fundraiser.  It was western themed so I got out the old cowboy boots to head on over.

I had never been to one of these before so upon arrival I collected my cup with my fake $1,000 bill in it and headed off to cash it in for chips.  The room was a bit overwhelming with all of the tables (but the decorations looked great!!) so I picked "craps" first.  I had never played before but it seemed like the loudest, most entertaining table in the room.  I had also heard that nights like this are a great way to learn how to play.  It's a pretty nifty idea...the people working the tables - they help teach you how to play!  They wanted you to learn and win!  Crazy!  Unfortunately, I still wouldn't really be able to teach you how to play craps if you asked, but I was starting to get the hang of it.  A little.

The guys that taught me how to play craps.

It was so fun to see all of the swim parents, family members, and community getting together to support aquatics in our town.  It was a pretty good turnout and it was so much fun!  I don't think I expected it to be as fun as it was.

I caught my cowboy mid-sentence.  What a cutie :)

Jan and Dusty even got in on the action.  Jan was pretty good - I think she taught those dealers a thing or two about paying attention while playing :).

At the end of the night they had everyone trade in their chips for raffle tickets and then they pulled the raffle tickets for each gift to see who won.  I never win anything so I wasn't expecting much...but I won me some Sugarland tickets for this weekend!!!!!  I am so pumped! 

Can you tell?  Derek got this picture as I was headed up to collect the tickets at the end of the night.  :)

It was such a fun night and such a great way for everyone to show their support for the Triangle Aquatic Center.

1 comment:

Carol said...

Did you go to the concert? How was it?? Looks like it was a fun night.