UM Chester River Health Foundation’s “Shoot for the Stars” Casino Night fundraiser, held on
November 18 at the Garfield Center for the Arts, netted $12,000 in proceeds to benefit the patients served by University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.
“It was a very enjoyable and successful evening made possible by the support of many volunteers and the generous donations of our friends in the community,” says Maryann Ruehrmund, executive director of the Foundation.
Music was provided by “Phil Dutton and the Alligators,” who entertained the guests with a variety of lively music from or about Louisiana and New Orleans. A host of celebrity “croupiers” — including hospital staff, community business leaders and government officials — kept the action going at the tables so that guests had the opportunity to win prizes as well as keep themselves entertained. Catering was provided by Occasions Caterers.
At the close of the evening, guests cashed in their chips. Ken Noble was the high roller for the evening, earning 403,000 in chips, and was awarded a 55” Samsung UHD TV. Other prize winners included the following: Mel Rapelyea, MD, won $500 in the 50/50 raffle; Dan and Donna Saunders won the long weekend in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington; Charles Lerner won the $100 Chesapeake Inn gift certificate; and Christopher Parry, MD won the 20-bottle Divine Wine Basket.