Cattle kings, saloon gals: Fun-slingin' Western Casino Night to benefit RVC

From cattle kings and cowpokes to pioneer women and saloon gals, all “fun-slingers” are invited to claim a stake in a unique fundraiser when Santa Clara Valley Hospice/Home Support Group opens the doors to the Old West on Saturday, June 21.
The 2nd Annual Western Casino Night to benefit the River Valley Adult Day Program will be held at the historic Glen Tavern Inn (134 N. Mill St., Santa Paula) from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are only $65 each ($75 at the door).
The evening will feature celebrity dealers, prizes, gourmet “chuck wagon vittles” followed by a hearty dinner and old West fun.
Western style hors d'oeuvres and cocktails (each ticket includes one courtesy drink, beer, wine or soda only) will start the party at 5 p.m. and a hearty Western dinner prepared by the Ironhorse Restaurant will be served at 5:30 p.m. on the wide-open spaces outside the Inn.
Games of Chance will be held from 6:15 to 9 p.m. with the initial stake of $50 in play money included with each ticket.
Players will “Git along!” with games of skill (bring your best poker face for Texas Hold 'Em and Blackjack!) and chance (Roulette and Wheel of Fortune).
The Western Casino Night will offer musical entertainment, a no host bar and plenty of “Celebrity Dealers” such as “Deadeye” Bob Gonzales (Mayor of Santa Paula), “Calamity” Kathy Long (Ventura County Supervisor), “Gun-Slingin'” Steve MacKinnon (Santa Paula Police Chief), City Council members and a whole posse of River Valley Club supporters.
Casino fun will be in the lobby of the historic Glen Tavern Inn as well as in the “South 40” Annex where a Silent Auction will offer something to please every cowpoke and Prairie Princess.
Opportunity drawings will offer real life gambling destination trips among other prizes.
“People really enjoy our Casino Night partly because it's an informal evening…the Western theme really appeals to people,” says Cathy Barringer, former longtime President of Santa Clara Valley Hospice/Home Support Group.
The River Valley Club, now approaching its second anniversary, offers activities to seniors with special needs (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), featuring current events (conducted each Monday by Barringer who notes “I really enjoy it!”), visits with a therapy dog, arts and crafts, light physical activity and numerous other planned activities.
“The club serves nutritious and delicious hot meals and snacks and has a wonderful, inspirational staff,” who Barringer says especially enjoy working with seniors.
So corral your energy, polish those boots, press the jeans and get ready to kick up your heels in support at this rootin' tootin' cabaret.
River Valley Club supporters are sure that all Cowboy Joes and Calamity Janes will have a bronco-busting time at a Western Casino Night...make sure you don't miss this Gold Nugget party where you can dress Western from your finest Stetson down to those spurs that jingle jangle jingle!
Call 525-1333 for more information or to make reservations.