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Officers’ Spouses’ Club raises more than $20,000 at annual Wild West Casino Night

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Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 12:00 pm

By Amanda Kim Stairrett

Fort Hood Herald

In its 25th year, the Fort Hood Officers' Spouses' Club's annual Wild West Casino Night raised more than $20,000 for its welfare fund.

About 400 people attended Saturday night's event, which was hosted at Club Hood.

Besides live entertainment by the country band, Mike and the All Stars, guests got to see several performances from the club's troupe of can-can girls and play casino games such as Texas Hold 'Em, black jack and roulette. Live and silent auctions, bingo and a basket emporium were also made available.

The money raised from the event goes toward the club's many welfare and community outreach projects.

Some of the programs and organizations the club supports include: 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Layette programs, Army Scholarship Fund, AWARE Central Texas, Bell County Child Welfare Board, Cen-Tex Humane Society, Central Texas Reading Council, Central Texas College Scholarship Fund, Coryell County Rainbow Room, Families in Crisis, Fort Hood Area Volunteer Childcare Fund, Food Care Center of Killeen, Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children, Santa's Workshop, Special Olympics Texas-Waco, The Link-Up Organization, Vive Les Arts Children's Theatre and Copperas Cove Emergency Shelter.

"Wild West Night is truly an event that helps bring together the entire Fort Hood community," said Laura Weems Ybarra, an event spokeswoman. "This event would not be possible without the help of our selfless volunteers. The OSC Wild West Night Committee literally put thousands of volunteer hours into making this event a success and it really showed on Saturday."

Other Fort Hood organizations that helped during the event included the Fort Hood Enlisted Spouses' Club and Better Opportunities For Single Soldiers.

The event would not have been a success without their help, Weems Ybarra said.

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