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Over $23,000 is raised by charity event

MALIA PHILLIPS LEE, Jack Muzick and Darlene Pearce were some of the most authentically dressed “mobsters” and “dames” in the house Saturday night for the Speakeasy Casino Night. The event grossed $23,362 and the net proceeds will benefit scholarships for Grady County students attending Thomas University.

The Speakeasy Casino Night scholarship fundraiser held Saturday night at the Grady Cultural Center attracted a large crowd and $23,362 was raised by the event. All proceeds will go toward scholarships of Grady County students who attend Thomas University.
“We’re excited and pleased over the success of our first major fund-raising event in Cairo,” said Dr. Gary Bonvillian, President of  Thomas University. “The area volunteers and our staff who assembled this unique program have done a wonderful job presenting Thomas University to the public.”
Casino Night Committee Chairman Charles Davis echoes Dr. Bonvillian and expressed thanks to the sponsors and contributors to the silent auction for their support of the scholarship fundraiser. Davis was particularly complimentary of committee members Dot Moses-James, Lequitta LeGette, Anne Richter, Linda Drew Johnson, and Beth Wight for making the evening a big success.

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