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Casino Night fund raiser deemed a success

The Casino Night fund raiser which was held on Saturday at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery in support of the Committee of 100 and Bladen’s Bloomin’ Agri-Industrial, was deemed a rousing success, according to Bladen’s Bloomin’s Chuck Huestess.

“Folks who came had a good time,” said Huestess.

He said the event exposed those in attendance to both the Committee of 100 and Bladen’s Bloomin’ Agri-Industrial and the work that they perform. Huestess some in attendance remarked they were unaware of the two organizations or were only vaguely aware of the type of work they do. After Saturday, they all have a better understanding of the roles the two groups play in economic development in Bladen County.

Huestess said following Saturday’s event, they are adding about 50 to 60 new members to the Committee of 100. The group offered free memberships to those that purchased two or more tickets. Huestess said the free memberships are only good through the end of this year, but the new members will be recruited to stay next year.

Casino Aces provided the games for the evening including 8 black jack tables, 2 Texas Hold’Em tables, 2 Roulette games, and one craps table and a Money Wheel.  At 10 p.m. the games closed and everyone exchanged their poker chips for raffle tickets for prizes from local merchants. Some of the prizes included gift cards from Leinwands and Fisher’s Mens and Ladies Shop, an AR 15 rifle supplied by Del-Ton, and M H Marine has offered to detail up to a 25 foot boat.

Huestess said they want to thank all of those who sponsored the evening. They include:


Johnson Law Firm

Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery

Star Communications

Four County Electric Membership Cooperative

Duke Energy


Cape Fear Construction

Campbell Oil/Minuteman

Sampson Bladen Oil Company

MHM Marine/Chaos and Savannah Skiff

Del ton, Inc.

Nationwide Insurance Company


First Citizens Bank

First South Bank

Fishers Men’s and Ladie’s Shop

Leinwand’s of Elizabethtown

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