Building Industry Group plans fundraiser

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Mardi Gras Casino Night is set for Saturday

Las Vegas style gaming will be featured at a Building Industry Group casino night fund raiser.

The event will be held Saturday, at the Red Lion Vancouver at the Quay, 100 Columbia St. The doors will open for cocktails and a social at 5:30 p.m., followed by games of blackjack, craps, Sit & Go Texas Hold’em, and roulette from 7 to 10 p.m.

The cost to attend will be $30 per person, which includes a Cajun style feast and $20 worth of scrip to play the casino games. The cost will be $40 at the door. The public is invited to attend and wear Mardi Gras theme attire. Courtesy room rates will be available for casino night guests at the Red Lion.

There will be special blackjack and Texas Hold’em tournaments, with buy-ins available for $10 each at the door. For an additional $20, casino guests may attend an after hours VIP party from 10 p.m. to midnight in a Red Lion luxury suite.

Prizes will include stays at Sunriver Resort and Skamania Lodge, a round of golf for two, with dinner and drinks at Royal Oaks and a champagne brunch for six at Shangri-La Farm, in Fern Prairie. There will be a silent auction, and a 32-inch Samsung flat screen TV and $500 in scrip will be raffled off.

Proceeds from the event will go toward political action efforts by the Building Industry Group. For more information, contact Liz Pike, political affairs director for the B.I.G., at 281-8720 or To register to attend, visit