TROY — The Miami County Homebuilder’s Foundation and the Troy Elks BPOE No. 833 are sponsoring the annual Monte Carlo Night: Evening for the Children on Saturday, Oct. 24.
The event is open to the public and raises a large portion of the money needed for their annual program to provide Christmas to needy children and their families all over Miami County.
The event will be held at the Troy Elks Club, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy, and doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner and games begin at 7 p.m.
Admission is a $10 donation.
There will be games of chance including Showdown, Blackjack and Sweet 16 as well as other games. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. Donations to play games of chance are $25 and players will receive $1,500 in chips with no rebuys. There will be additional door prizes awarded and 50/50 tickets will be available throughout the evening.
The event will help to fund the Christmas program, which is the 27th year for the Miami County Homebuilder’s Foundation and the Troy Elks to raise funds to assist needy children and their families. Over the last 26 years, the organizations have helped more than 350 families and almost 1,200 children by providing gifts for the children for Christmas and food for the families.
Last year’s Monte Carlo Night raised nearly $20,000 thanks to the sponsors and those who attended Monte Carlo Night. It is hoped that this year will surpass that number. The goal this year is to help at least 110 children.
The committee working on the fundraising event include Bob Rohr, chairman; Roger and Lisa Hawk, local business owners; Jack Jamison, local builder and developer; Mark Robinson, local businessman; Steve Doll, business owner; Gary Nasal, attorney and Miami County Municipal Court judge; and Randy Adams, a long-time member and volunteer for the event.
If anyone cannot attend and is interested in donating door prize items for the event or would like to make a donation to help the children at Christmas, call (937) 489-3711 to donate door prizes or send your donation in a check or money order made payable to Miami County Homebuilder’s Foundation and mail it to Miami County Homebuilder’s Foundation, 1200 Archer Drive, Troy, OH. Those donations can be mailed even after the event.