COLUMBUS GROVE - Monte Carlo Night proved to be a memorable evening involving families, friends and a lot of fun. Helping to make the night a success was the Columbus Grove American Legion who provided the amazing venue for the event and the Lions Club members and Sesquicentennial committee members who worked Friday night setting the stage for Saturday's event.

The evening started with a social hour following by a meal prepared by Devine Interventions and served to all of the patrons by members of the Columbus Grove School's Leo Club. As the meal started being served, the giveaways started as well. Nine lucky winners were fortunate enough to have obtained a special ticket with their gambling money. This earned these nine individuals fancy glassware that was loaded with ChamberBucks. The giveaways/door prizes were in such abundance that names were pulled almost continuously for three hours. Everyone was treated to a desert compliments of a local Little Debbie Distributor. prior to the casino foor opening up.

It did not take long for the crowd to start enjoying them selves when the Lions Club members opened up the casino.

The patrons enjoyed them selves for the next two and a half hoursplaying various games including slots, roulette, craps, money wheel and several card games.

The first raffle prize given out was a Beretta Storm 9 mm , donated by Tri R Guns.

Patrons also were able to enjoy the OSU-Penn State game thanks to Gary Hermiller and his large projection screen television.

Timing was just right and during the half time show the live auction kicked off.

It went from live auction to more live action as Aiden Patrick went from celivering all the door prizes to pulling winners.

The event concluded by the winners being pulled for all of the faffle items. Over 50 items were raffled off. The Sesquicentennial Committeee has expressed their appreciation to all the businesses and people who made the evening a success.They would especially like to thank the J. Earl Belch Charitable Trust for kicking off the donations towards the Sesquicentennial celebration,