Betting on community kindness

Encampment Casino Night benefits local family


February 23, 2023

Attendees wait for a chicken to "call out" numbers during chicken poop bingo.

After snowmobiles were done flinging snow at the 6th Street Sprint and kids were done sledding, the evening warmed up as chips flew to end the 36th Annual Sierra Madre Winter Carnival on January 28.

Casino Night, which caps the annual event, transformed Encampment Opera House into a house of luck and skill. Blackjack tables, a roulette wheel, a craps table, traditional bingo and chicken poop bingo were all offered to attendees of the fundraising event. Organized by Gayle Wessel, the majority of the profits went to Trevor Vorn and his family to help offset the expenses in rebuilding their ho...

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