Rotary Club of Asheville hosts 'Casino Rotary Royale: Live and Let Bid,' an annual auction benefit, Saturday, January 25

Now in its 99th year, the western North Carolina club embraces a fun, soup-to-nuts approach to its annual fundraiser to celebrate its upcoming centennial and raise vital program awareness

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ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Rotary Club of Asheville, hosts "Casino Rotary Royale: Live and Let Bid," its annual foundation benefit auction, at the Renaissance Asheville on Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 6-10 p.m.

The Rotary Club of Asheville is in its 99th year, counting down the days to 100. The "Casino Rotary Royale: Live and Let Bid" event will raise awareness of the club's upcoming centennial year while holding its own as the current year's primary fundraiser, says Callie Walston, chairperson. "The event supports a range of vital Rotary programs."

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A fun, soup-to-nuts approach to the evening ensures this isn't an average ho-hum fundraiser.

"The night will be a blast!" Walston says. "Yes, people can come in costume. Having a James Bond theme, I think we will see everything from tuxedos and gowns to suits and slacks and business dressy."

During the evening's festivities, singer Peggy Ratusz will perform a diverse repertoire of jazz, swing, and classic favorites while guests enjoy a dinner selection of salmon, prime rib, and vegetarian fare, followed by silent and live auctions and a series of high energy raffles. To acquire tickets for the event, visit

The exciting range of items up for auction includes hotel gift certificates, hot air balloon rides, fine art, artisanal pottery, handmade scarves, a glass blowing class, a round of golf, a variety of wine and dine packages, a pub cycle tour, lunch or dinner at the Asheville Fire Department firehouse, an African Safari, trips near and far including diverse locales such as Philadelphia and Atlanta, a Catamaran sailing event, a menswear suit ensemble, make-your-own fine jewelry, and dinner for 8 with a private chef, among others.

"I promise it will be fun," says Walston. "Anyone will feel comfortable if they attend."

"Casino Rotary Royale: Live and Let Bid," an annual benefit auction for Rotary Club of Asheville, is at the Renaissance Asheville on Saturday, January 25, from 6-10 p.m. For more information, to become a sponsor, or to obtain tickets, contact Callie Walston and the Rotary Club of Asheville at

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