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WSCC cashes in on fundraiser
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Community members put on their best attire and played casino-themed games for a cause at the Washington Street Community Center’s eighth annual Casino Night.

The fundraising event held at Piedmont Technical College Oct. 19, raised more than $11,000. Bea Jackson, WSCC executive director, said the fundraiser did not exceed its 2011 fundraising goal of more than $20,000. The fundraiser took a year off in 2012, Jackson said.

The Casino Night consisted of card games, dice and slot machines being played for fun, as well as food and dancing. Jackson said roughly 150 people attended the event.

Attendees purchased tickets for $50 apiece to participate in the function, which went toward the fundraising goal, in addition to monetary gifts from corporate sponsors and the community, Jackson said.

The annual Casino Night event is the center’s main fundraising campaign to support its 2013-14 programs and activities. The WSCC conducts afterschool tutoring and other enrichment programs to educate and provide educational support to youths in the community.