Charity League to help Sav-A-Life

Published 9:21pm Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Old National Guard Armory will turn into a scene from a New Orleans piano bar combined with the glitz and glam of a Las Vegas casino Saturday night as the Selma Charity League hosts Chips for Charity.

The fundraiser, which will begin at 7 p.m., will benefit several Selma charities including the Food Pantry, the Central Alabama Animal Shelter, the Special Preschool Education Center and Sav-A-Life.

Christina Siddens, fundraising chairman for the charity league, said the event is shaping up to be “something you definitely don’t want to miss.”

“We wanted to do something different, something that has never been done before,” Siddens said. “It’ll kind of be like a piano bar in New Orleans with two guys playing the piano who will kind of interact with the crowd.”

Along with dueling pianos, the event will also feature table games, slot machines and a poker tournament. Shindigs, a Birmingham based catering company, will provide guests with delicious entrée options, Siddens said.

“I know there’s a lot of fundraisers in town but we really wanted to make this one stand out,” Siddens said. “It’ll be a really relaxed event where people can just come out and enjoy themselves.”

Tickets are $40 per person and include unlimited food and drinks, plus $1,000 in “funny money” to play with. Tickets can purchased at the event or by any charity league member.

Siddens encouraged everyone to come out and dress in their “best Vegas attire.”

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