The BAC is Back: Casino Night, 39th Big Event Successful as Spieler Lifetime Achievement awarded to Patrons

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With COVID-19 restrictions lifted earlier last month and the number of patients recovering from the virus outpacing new diagnoses in Bosque County, the Bosque Arts Center got back to business with long-awaited fundraising efforts. The institution of art in Clifton held two back-to-back fundraising events Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10. Festivities kicked off with the Casino Night last Friday.

As the sun set, the Casino Night got started at the Bosque Arts Center.

Casino Night

The event were held to support both the preservation and celebration of fine art in the Bosque County community. Elite Casino Events brought the games, but the community brought support and the presence for the evening, earning money with the games and an auction. Listen below for a word from the CEO:

Jan Kieta asks for another hit from the deck while playing blackjack at the Casino Night. Funds from the games went to keeping the doors open and fine art continuing to be exhibited at the center.
Stacy Brooks and Kristin Bolfing enjoyed the fun evening.
Pictured are Doug Kieta, Carla Sigler, Charlotte, and Teresa Voges.
A rifle raffle was also conducted during the event. Listen below to hear from these Blake Holman (pictured right) and others.

The Big Event and Serengeti

The fundraising efforts continued with The Big Event Saturday Night.

Martin Grelle and Lloyd Voges posed for the camera together at The Big Event. Big Event Photos Courtesy of the Bosque Arts Center/Debra Evans.

Brian Barrett & Serengeti entertained the crowd at the Bosque Arts Center’s Big Event Saturday night. Over 100 people attended the annual fundraiser dinner and dance this year.  The Big Event and accompanying e-BAC online auction raise money to defray operating expenses of the Arts Center, which hosts art exhibits, concerts, classes, summer camps for children, live theater, and a wide variety of other art-related activities.

Brian Barrett and Serengeti provided the musical entertainment for the event, with many joining in to dine and dance.

Aubrey and Virginia Richards were honored with the Spieler Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bosque Arts Center’s Big Event on Saturday, April 10.  Given to individuals who have gone above and beyond in volunteering at the Arts Center over the course of many years, the award is named after the BAC’s founder, Joan Spieler.  The Richards have been ardent supporters of the BAC and several sub-groups since their first involvement with organization in 2005. 

Watch Bosque Arts Center online for more events as the year continues.

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