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Casino Night Gala Raises Nearly $80,000 to Benefit Turning Point Programs

November 16, 2008

Nearly 150 of Turning Point’s friends and supporters enjoyed all the trappings of a Las Vegas Casino on November 14, 2008 at the agency’s Casino Night Benefit Gala.

Guests took advantage of 14 gaming tables ranging from Blackjack to Roulette to Texas Hold ‘Em and more. There were exciting gambling prizes, a live auction and a 50-50 raffle. The elegant Montclair Golf Club setting enhanced the evening.Casino Night Gala

Turning Point’s Board of Trustees and staff are truly grateful to our generous supporters for making the evening such a succes. The proceeds will help ensure that New Jersey’s neediest residents can find and remain on the road to sobriety and recovery.

View a full list of our generous supporters.

German Rodriguez of Hardwater Designs created and donated a custom ice sculpture of Turning Point’s new logo.

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Gaye Scaraggi (left) and Debbie Rios take a spin at the Roulette wheel.
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Blackjack was in big demand among the 14 games available at Turning Point’s Casino Night Gala. Mike and Barbara Gregory try their luck at a Blackjack table.
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(Left to right): “Bucky” O’Connor, Susan Turner, Jacqueline McMullen and Carmen Berra pause for a photo opportunity.
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(Seated left to right): Bob Forté, Lee Rios, Tom Villarosa and Frank Scaraggi play a serious game of Blackjack at Turning Point’s Casino Night Gala.
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Turning Point alum Johnell L. spoke movingly about her recovery during the Casino Night program.
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Stephen Della Valle, President of Turning Point’s Board of Trustees, welcomed guests to Casino Night.
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