For one night in November, cash table games, slots and great food will be available at Fisherman’s Crab Deck on the Narrows in Grasonville, just a short drive from Annapolis. Maryland’s Eastern Shore will host the second year of a cash fundraiser benefiting the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department and the United Way of Queen Anne’s County. Professional gambling equipment and tables will be operated by volunteers comprised of police officers, firefighters from differing jurisdictions and others who are friendly and experienced so that the games are kept lively and moving.
The first year of Casino Nite proved that our population enjoys the cash gambling allowed in our community as run by volunteers. The card games, money wheels, craps tables, roulette tables and slot machines provide an evening of entertainment. Local restaurants volunteer their food and service with signature dishes at tasting stations that offer everything from appetizers, salads and entrees to desserts. Beer and wine are also provided to attendees with a cash bar available.
Casino Nite is held at the Crab Deck that closes for the winter after the end of crab season. The interior is decorated with satin panels and other accessories to bring out the opulent Casino look and atmosphere.
This fundraising collaboration between two highly visible not for profit organizations that serve the Queen Anne’s County and transient community was initiated in 2012 and immediately was financially successful and popular.
United Way of Queen Anne’s County
The United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to advance the common good. The United Way connects residents to services that run the gamut from serving those with disabilities to supporting after school programs; from programs featuring the arts to educational programs regarding the environment.
Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department
The volunteer fire department provides emergency fire, rescue and medical services to a residential and business community of approximately 18,000 not including transient commuter and vacationing traffic over a highway that bisects its service area and the Bay Bridge that connects with the Western shore. Its boats also provide marine rescue on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
This fun event will begin at 6 PM on Saturday, November 2nd with Early Bird tickets available for $65 per person (before 10/27, then they’re $75) at www.kivfdevents.com or by mailing a check to Casino Nite KIVFD, 1610 Main St, Chester, MD 21619.