Guests at the Assistance League’s Casino Night chipped in for a good cause.
The Assistance League of Birmingham hosted Casino Night March 9 at Vestavia Country Club, with all funds raised going to support the league’s three philanthropic programs, PrimeTime Treasures, Operation School Bell and Operation Literacy.
The event’s chairman was Melinda Thornbury. She was assisted by Molly Bee Bloetcher, Mary Ann Wade, Jan Service, Char Bonsack and many others.
President Mary Ann Wade welcomed guests and recognized members of the Assistance League Advisory Council who were present, including Anthony Underwood, Bill Tevendale, Frances Owens and Andrew Hancock.
Tim Parmer served as master of ceremonies, reminding everyone of the importance of the three philanthropic programs supported by the event.
Silent auction items were beautifully displayed. Bidding was especially active on the three wooden vehicles by PrimeTime craftsman Ralph Hardwick, donated by a supporter of Assistance League.
After dining at a buffet, guests were entertained by the live auction run by Tim Parmer with assistance from Anthony Underwood.
Guests bid on weeks at the beach and Smith Lake, tickets to Talladega and Barber, dining at fine restaurants with a stay at the Wynfrey Hotel, a necklace donated by James Avery and a Judith Ripka necklace from Cummings Jewelry.
Katherine Schablow, Ann Casey Hughes, Savannah Trammell and Aimee Bals, senior Star Spangled Girls from Homewood High School, assisted with the silent and live auctions.
After the live auction, guests adjourned to the casino tables for blackjack, craps and slot machine play. Book-em Dano provided dance music.