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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:30 am

Military families and their nonmilitary friends can dust off their cowboy boots and hats during the 27th annual Wild West Night from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday at Club Hood.

The Fort Hood Officers’ Spouses’ Club is hosting the western-themed evening, which will include live entertainment, dancing, casino-style games, auctions, a Texas Hold ’Em tournament and prizes.

With more troops home from war, organizers hope the event’s turnout will be larger than last year.

“Since 9/11, we’ve had a decline in the number of units that can attend,” said Kathy O’Grady, publicity coordinator for the event. “We’re really hoping, this year, to be able to exceed it.”

Last year, the event raised about $30,000, which was donated to the community through outreach programs, scholarships funds for high school seniors, the Red Cross and other organizations.

“It’s such an important event because all of the money we raise goes back into the community directly,” O’Grady said.

The event is open to everyone, not just military families.

About 400 people attended last year and O’Grady hopes to exceed attendance numbers this year.

“We printed 1,000 tickets, and we’re hoping to sell all of those,” she said.

There also will be legal gambling during the Texas Hold ’Em tournament, which has a $40 buy-in. Prizes will be awarded to the top three players. The grand prize is a vacation package for two to Las Vegas.

O’Grady encourages residents to come out and enjoy what the event has to offer.

“It’s a great event to get out there and get to know people on post and have fun and just be able to relax a bit and enjoy the evening,” O’Grady said.

“It’s a very affordable way to get out and have a good time and support the community’s great causes.”

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