BY MARIE PULEO | POMPANO BEACH NEWS REPORTER
The Pompano Beach Historical Society will be hosting a Hippie Fest Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, March 26, from 6pm to 10pm at the Historic Ali Cultural Arts Center in Pompano Beach.
The evening will include a gourmet buffet dinner and open bar by Silver Lining Catering, casino tables and slots, plus live music by The Magic Bus. Chips won at the casino games can be traded in for raffle tickets.
Raffle and auction prizes include a four-night cruise to the Bahamas; a two-night stay at the Tru by Hilton hotel in the Pompano Beach Fishing Village; a liquor basket; and gifts donated by local businesses.
Broward County Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher, who is also president and CEO of Fisher Auction Company and the former mayor of Pompano Beach, will serve as auctioneer for a special auction that starts at 9pm. The item up for auction is a painting by native Pompano Beach artist Charlie Lewis that depicts the old Pompano pier and the Hillsboro Lighthouse. The scene is painted on three planks of wood from the old pier.
Tickets for the Pompano Beach Historical Society Hippie Fest Casino Night cost $75 per person.
“Dig out your bell-bottoms, tie-dyed shirts and love beads, because we will be giving a prize to the person with the coolest looking threads,” said Pat Rowley of the Pompano Beach Historical Society.
Hippie Fest Casino Night 2022 will be the Pompano Beach Historical Society’s major fundraiser of the year. It will also be the historical society’s first Casino Night fundraiser to be held since 2019, just before the COVID-19 shutdown.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online at www.pompanohistory.com/casino_2022. All tickets must be pre-purchased by March 23; no tickets will be sold at the door. For more information call 954-782-3015.
The Historic Ali Cultural Arts Center is located at 353 MLK Blvd, Pompano Beach FL 33060.
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