From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — More than $20,000.00 was raised at the Trussville City Schools Foundation’s (TCSF) 3rd Annual Casino Night – breaking all previous fundraising records.
The event-packed evening, hosted at Ferus Artisan Ales in the Trussville Entertainment District, included games, a live auction, student-crafted culinary creations, and more. More than 150 supporters showed up for this great cause, which raises money that gets directly invested into Trussville City Schools classrooms.
In its first year (2020), Casino Night collected $7,000. In 2021, the event raised $12,000.
“We are thrilled to announce that a record amount was raised for Trussville City Schools Foundation at this exciting and fun event,” TCSF Executive Director Leslie Armstrong said. “We love that the community of Trussville believes that partnering with us will make a difference in our schools, and together we can invest in our future.”
Presenting sponsors for Casino Night included Lathan Architects, Sargent McDonald Team, and 4 Africa. Ferus Artisan Ales was the Venue Sponsor, and Alabama Roofing sponsored the bar. Food was prepared by the Hewitt-Trussville Culinary Academy and sponsored by the Hewitt-Trussville Band Foundation. Table Sponsors were Amari and Gray Law Firm, CCI Planning and Engineering, Nelms Pharmacy, Emergency Pet Care, Rushing Law Firm, Lee Marlow; Realtor, Morrette Law Firm, David Markle with DHI Mortgage, Meals by Misty, Petra RMS, and Hitchcock and Maddox Financial Partners.
Grand Prizes were donated by Alabama Wholesale Diamonds, Stephanie Benzaia Photography, Hewitt-Trussville Athletic Foundation, and Inline Electric. Door Prizes were awarded throughout the night and donated by Tula J Boutique, Wrapsody Trussville, Caroline and Company Boutique, Wildgoose Garden, Sunnie Leigh Floral Arrangements, Cahaba Sign and Design, and Chico’s Trussville. In addition, live Auction items were donated by Laurel Browning Art, Grace Ann Lambert Art, YMCA Trussville, and Ace Hardware Trussville.
WhistleStop Garden Shop decorated with extravagant floral arrangements and Trussville To Go, Andrew and Brittany Moore, and WhistleStop provided the beautiful Casino atmosphere.
For more information on how to partner with TCSF, please contact Leslie Armstrong, Executive Director of Trussville City Schools Foundation, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.