Posted on February 20, 2019

Guest Blog By: Tami Schmidt, Lantana Ladies League Casino Night Chair


Our partnerships within the community are incredibly important to our agency and we are grateful for all of the support we receive from organizations around the County. The Lantana Ladies League is hosting an event benefiting us and one of their representatives, Tami Schmidt, was kind enough to write this guest blog for us! 


“Be the reason someone smiles today.” It isn’t just a nice sentiment…it’s a rallying cry for the passionate women behind the Lantana Ladies League. 


For more than 14 years, the League has existed to make a difference in the Lantana and surrounding Denton County communities by fostering volunteerism, fellowship and mentoring services for at-risk women, adolescents, and children. On Friday, March 22 from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM, the League will once again come together to give back by hosting Denim, Diamonds, and Dice: A Texas-Style Casino Night at the beautiful Circle R Ranch in Flower Mound, all to raise money and awareness for Denton County Friends of the Family


Every year, Casino Night draws a lively crowd to raise money for worthy organizations that deserve an extra boost from the community in recognition of the critical work they do to support some of our most vulnerable friends, family members, and neighbors. We acknowledge the critical role that Friends of the Family serves in providing safety, hope, healing, and justice to the 1 in 4 women in our community who have faced domestic and sexual violence. Even though it’s an unfortunate reality, we can’t and won’t bury our heads or pretend this violence doesn’t exist. By standing up, speaking out and helping to raise awareness, we hope we can provide one more person with the courage to seek help or prevent another person from falling victim to these unthinkable circumstances. 


This year’s Casino Night is a re-imagined event with new and different activities so that there’s something for everyone. Attendees should come dressed in their finest denim, diamonds, and “cowboy cocktail attire” to enjoy a full Texas barbeque dinner, boot scoot to one of the area’s top DJs, try their luck at a variety of casino table games (Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Poker) for a chance to win amazing raffle prizes, bid on coveted silent auction items, show off their rodeo skills on a mechanical bull, take a break by the fire pit with a cocktail or freshly rolled cigar, and envision themselves driving one of several luxury cars on display by one of our Diamond sponsors, Park Place Dealerships. 


How often do you get to enjoy a fun night out while also helping to make a difference in someone’s life? We warmly welcome any and everyone to join us for this fun, meaningful event.  Tickets are on sale here. but act fast! Early bird prices are only available through February 28.  As an added incentive, the first 50 people who register will receive two tickets for a free adult beverage. If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities or donating an item to the raffle or silent auction, please contact Tami Schmidt


Please join us on March 22, help us support the women who lean on Denton County Friends of the Family, and most importantly… be the reason someone smiles today!

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