CasinoEvil is a night of gaming, eating, drinking and fun - all to support the Lycoming County Historical Society.
Casino Evil brings out scores of well dressed revelers who spend the night at the tables in search of gambler's luck - some have it - some do not, but it is all in fun. Gamblers play at the blackjack, craps, roulette and poker tables, hoping for a big win that will give them an advantage to take home prizes later in the evening.
Suggesting the Prohibition Era of United States history, the venue recreates a Speakeasy of the 1920s. Guests come in costume of the period, with feathers, bow-ties and exotic dresses. The Speakeasy offers an open bar and catered hors d’oeuvres, and the guests can eat and drink all night.
Among the great raffle prizes that have been taken home in the past by the successful gamblers were gold earrings crafted by Rick Mahonski, goldsmith; a Brooklyn Pizza/Coney Island Day Trip offered by AAA North Penn; a $125 gift certificate to Callahan’s Antiquities; golf at White Deer Golf Course, a one night stay at the Genetti, stereoscopic views of British villages with an accompanying book from Otto’s Book Store; gift certificates to a number of fine restaurants and establishments; a handcrafted necklace and earrings by glass artisan Deb Parsons; and, Crosscutter tickets. Sponsors have included, among others Nik’s Goldworks, David Robinson, DMD, PC, Gold Leaf Frame Shoppe, AAA North Penn, Acme BBQ, B.J.’s Garden & Antique Center, The Bar on Market, The Bicycle Center, Boom City Brewing Co., Bullfrog Brewery, Callahan’s Antiquities, Eric Cipcic, Jet Aero LLC, Community Arts Center, Community Theatre League, Dolly’s Diner/Griggs Coffee, Fly World, Franco’s Lounge, Freshlife, Gustonian Gifts, Haywood’s Bar & Grill, Hull’s Landing, Kathy’s Cafe, The Log Cabin Inn, Lundy Construction, Lycoming College Athletics, Moon & Raven Public House, Morrone’s Cafe & Lounge, Otto’s Book Store, Peter Herdic House Restaurant, Planet Fitness, Saffron Grill, Santino’s Italian Cuisine, Sawhorse Cafe, Carol Shetler, SilverThorn Tavern, Springman’s Country Store Cafe, The Villa, and Woodlands Bank.
The well attended event is always enjoyable - folks leave with their gaming urges satisfied, their bellies full, prizes in their pockets and the satisfaction that their gaming losses were gains for the Taber Museum