Jokers & Jackpots Gala to benefit Bridges Domestic Violence Center
By Carole Robinson
Jana Kelly and Linda Harkins show off silent auction items that will be available at the Jokers and Jackpots event.
Plans are set for another fabulous evening of fine casual dining, spectacular music, dancing, “gambling” and shopping at Jokers & Jackpots 14th Annual Gala to be held Saturday, Aug. 24, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at The Factory at Franklin in Jamison Hall.
Everybody's a high roller here. Enjoy a dazzling evening of fun of gaming tables with Texas Hold'em, poker, roulette, craps, and blackjack and prizes, including a $300 airline gift certificate, available when cashing in “winnings” at the end of the evening.
Get the shopping bags out – this year’s silent auction offers a huge variety of items with something for everyone from restaurant gift certificates, Sheryl Crow autographed guitar and local services to items for children. Returning this year is the live fantasy auction. See the post on the event Facebook page.
Businesses interested in showing off wares to some serious shoppers are encouraged to donate to the silent auction. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas.
Between dancing, shopping, and playing the tables, sample the creations of local food favorites from Amerigo Italian Restaurant, Constant Cravings Caterers, Daily Dish, Gulf Pride Seafood, Menu Maker’s Catering, Papa C’s Pies, Ribbons of Chocolate, Stoveworks and Swanky’s Taco Shop.
Are you in?
Proceeds from Jokers & Jackpots support Bridges Domestic Violence Center’s shelter and programs to help victims of abuse—and their children—move to a life of safety and independence.
This year’s sponsors include: Soroptimist International of Franklin, Molly Maids, Kroger, PLA Media - Pam Lewis, Vanderbilt Women’s Center, First Farmers and Merchants Bank, Dr. & Mrs. Michael J. McNamara, Publix Supermarket Charities, Tennessee Centers for Laser Dentistry, Walnut Hills Lavender, E|Financial Alliance, Pinnacle Bank, Best Bet Events, First Insurance Partners, Southern Events and YOUR Williamson Magazine.
Dress is "snappy casual," and tickets are $90 per person or $175 per couple.
They are available at www.bridgesdvc.org or by calling 714-0150.
Special "Ante Up" deal: buy 10 tickets by Aug. 14 and save $10 per ticket. Plus, get $10,000 in "cash" per ticket to play with and a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.
Posted on: 8/7/2013