Harden Country Club and Table and Delights recently hosted a Casino Royale Black Tie event to raise funds for two local charities.
The Harden Country Club got a makeover for the night, with three casino tables and professional dealers brought in from Sydney for the event. The Club was decorated with casino style decorations to add to the ambiance and antique furniture was on loan for the night.
A photo booth has been set up and the photos are still available for purchase, with all proceeds from photo sales going to charities.
The auction was led by Charlie Butt, auctioning off an array of great prizes donated by local businesses.
Organizer Dominika Longbottom said the idea for the event came about because she wanted to create a fun night out for the community while also raising funds for charities that had not been able to do so in the past year. . “I really wanted to organize something amazing for our community after the COVID year. After so many months of not being able to celebrate and even get together, we thought the Black Tie event would be a good change for everyone. “
The evening raised $ 15,581, which was split evenly between the Harden District Education Foundation and the Murrumburrah-Harden Flexible Care Services.
Murrumburrah-Harden Flexible Care Services will use the money to support their work with the vulnerable, frail and disadvantaged in the Harden community and the excursion program.
The Harden District Education Foundation will use the money to help students who pursue higher education and apprenticeships.