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A section of the Mason County Journal elfair Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 - Serving the communities of Belfair, Allyn, Grapevlew, I ke, South Shore A frigid plunge Journal photos by Gordon Weeks About 30 people took a chilly dip Saturday morning at the annual polar plunge at Allyn Waterfront Park. Many of the participants collected pledges to benefit after-school programs at the North Mason branch of the Boys & Girls Club. 'Casino Royale"the theme of Allyn association fundraiser By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncounty.com Put away your plastic beads and gold doubloons, and instead blow the dust off those dinner jackets and cocktail dress- es. "Casino Royale" is the new theme of the annual Allyn Community Associa- tion fundraiser Saturday evening at the Victor Hall, 51 E. Victor Read. The look and feel of a swanky 1960s casino -- inspired by the superstar spy James Bond book and films -- will be rec- reated for the event, which raises money for projects to beautify Allyn. The doors open at 5 p.m. at the hall off state Route At a glance: WHO: Allyn Community Association WHAT: "Casino Royale" fundraiser WHEN: 5 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Victor Hall, 51 E. Victor Road, off state Route 302 TICKETS: $40 INFORMATION: 275-6769 302, with the casino hours from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Drawings for prizes are conduct- ed at 8:30 p.m., followed by a short auction. Tickets are $40, and include gambling chips that are redeemable for prizes, one drink, hors d'oeuvres catered by The Boat House, music by the Allyn-based band Swing Fever, dancing, and draw- ings for prizes. Tickets are available at the door, The Boat House in Allyn, the Windermere Real Estate office in Allyn, the John L. Scott Real Estate office in Belfair or from any board member. Organizers request that patrons wear semi-formal attire or evening wear, or in clothes that fit the theme and era. Mys- tery judges will be eying the crowd to award prizes in a costume contest; the categories are best James Bond, best vil- lain and best Bond Girl. The event is designed "to help people Mason County get out of the doldrums," said organizer Ina Culberson. The Mardis Gras celebration was the theme of the annual event for about five years, and no event was hosted last year, Culberson said. "People didn't want to do the Mardi Gras, so we decided to do sometldng dif- ferent," she said. Richard Bell proposed the "Casino Reyale" theme. The company West Coast Entertainment provides professional dealers, a pit boss and gambling tables that offer blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas Hold 'era. See CASINO on page A-24 Journal - Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 - Page A-21 i ...........