Join the Scott County Community Foundation for our fourth annual casino night fundraiser. This year’s theme is Fiesta. Those looking for a fun evening can enjoy this unique experience locally while helping to raise money for a great cause. This special fun-filled event will be held Saturday, March 14 at Mid-America Science Park, Scottsburg. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for appetizers and drinks, with dinner to start at 6:00 p.m.

The night’s entertainment will feature Raices Folklore dance troupe, bingo, blackjack and poker. The Community Foundation has obtained a state charitable gaming license (No. 014770) for the event, so winners may take away cash. A silent auction will be held and door prizes awarded.

Dinner will be catered by Country Classics. The menu will feature Mexican-style food, including a taco bar with chicken, beef and shrimp; street corn, cilantro rice and sautéed veggies. Appetizers include chips and salsa/queso, fresh fruit and churro sticks. Dessert will be sopapilla cheesecake bars and Tres Leches cake. Margaritas and other favorite drinks will be served at the Cantina.

Tickets are $25 per person, with RSVP’s due by Friday, March. 6. You may RSVP by using the contact information listed below or stopping in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg.

The event’s El Grande sponsors include Blue & Co., Duke Energy and Ivy Tech Community Foundation, while the Nuestra Familia sponsors are Hancock’s Drug Store and Scott County School District 2. Sponsors are still needed to help ensure a successful event. To get a list of sponsorship levels and benefits, you may contact the Scott County Community Foundation at 812-752-2057 or email info@scottcountyfoundation.org.

Through a matching grant opportunity from Lilly Endowment, all proceeds from the event will be matched 50 cents for every dollar. Your support of the Foundation’s fundraiser will help support their mission and programs.

A community foundation helps build and strengthen the community by bringing together people and organizations that want to make a difference. The Scott County Community Foundation (“SCCF”) was incorporated on Dec. 12, 1996, and has since distributed over $11 million in scholarships and grants. SCCF currently manages assets over $9.5 million through 100 funds. These funds support youth and education, arts and historic preservation, health and human services, the environment and our community. SCCF teaches philanthropy to 96 youth, and collaborates with United Way of Scott County to provide free books to children through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. SCCF is also involved in regional quality of life initiatives. You may visit www.scottcountyfoundation.org for more information.