Break out the dice and polish the china.
The Pitman Sober Grad Night Fundraising Committee is holding a Ladies Tea and Bunco fundraiser on March 23.
“It's an annual event for us,” explained event organizer Lisa Vorse.
The tradition dates back more than four years, with guests munching on a slew of appetizers and tea, shopping at 12 different vendors selling jewelry, handbags, shoes, and Tupperware, and, of course, playing bunco. The casual dice game asks players to roll certain numbers – somewhat akin to Yachtzee – and encourages social interaction.
Attendees can win door prizes and even cash for the most buncos. No experience is needed to play the luck-based game of bunco, and cash prizes of as much as $250 have been given out in past years.
Last year, the event drew 74 attendees, according to Vorse.
“Our goal this year is 100,” Vorse said. “That's what we're shooting for.”
All proceeds from the event will go toward Pitman High School's Sober Grad Night, which is held annually at Funworks in Modesto.
“(The students) have free reign of everything and anything at Funworks,” Vorse said.
In addition to the usual Funworks entertainment of go-karts, mini-golf, and arcade games, Pitman Sober Grad Night also includes a photographer, photo booth, henna tattoo artist, karaoke booth, Manteca Party & Wedding DJ, dancing, barbecue food, and a hypnotist show. All of that merriment adds up, though, and is only possible through fundraising events like the upcoming bunco day.
“It's a fun day,” Vorse said. “Please come.”
Admission is $20, and includes lunch and four games of bunco. Lunch begins at 12 noon on March 23, with bunco following at 1 p.m. The event will be held at the Walnut Elementary Education Center, 4219 N. Walnut Ave.
For more information, or for tickets, call (209) 620-4412 or (209) 985-2602.