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Mirror- October 20, 2016 5 by Robin Hebrock Mirror Staff The Rotary Club of the Pahrump Valley's 2016 $10,000 Cash Extravaganza was held Sunday, Octo- ber 16 in the Mountain Falls Grill Room with more than 250 guests out for an afternoon of fun and' so- cialization in the name of a good cause. The event serves as the largest fundraiser of the year for the local Rotary Club and is always a big draw for residents as they hope to have their names drawn for the huge cash prize. This year's winner was Kim Washington and as the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm or in this case, an extra $1,000, netting Washington $11,000 in total. Once again, the yearly event was proclaimed an enormous triumph, earning the nonprofit organization between $15,000 and $17,000. Proceeds from the Cash Extravaganza will now be dedicated to chad- table works in the Pahrump community. "I think I speak for everyone in saying the event was very successful," Rotary Club President Ryan Muccio told The Mirror following the festivities. "For the first time ever, we sold all 400 tickets! I am so pleased with everyone who came together to make this event possible." The $10,000 Cash Extravaganza kicked off at 2 p.m. on Sunday, with attendees greeted by colorful decora- tions and smiling Rotary members in the Mountain Falls Grill Room's large banquet hall. Several well- known faces in the Pahrump community took the time to enjoy the event with friends and family, such as Assemblyman James Oscarson and his wife Rebecca, Nevada Outreach Training Organization Chief Ex- ecutive Officer Salli Kerr, judge Kim Wanker, former Nye County District Attorney Brian Kunzi and new- ly-selected Desert View Hospital Chief Executive Of- ricer Susan Davila. Former town board members Dr. Tom Waters and Bill Dolan were there as well, with their wives Fe and Madlyn, respectively. Bill and Marilyn seemed to be enjoying themselves as they watched the first of the raffle prizes, donated items such as a Bath and Body Works certificate, a prepaid MasterCard and various gift baskets, being given away. "Oh yeah, we're having a great time," Marilyn told The Mirror with a happy smile on her face. "Look, Bill won a ,- drill." Bill also noted that he had purchased the very last available raffle ticket, putting his entries up to two, so despite having won the drill, he knew he still had one more raffle ticket in the drawing. He was eagerly anticipating the final drawing of the afternoon, that of the $10,000 winner. Once all of the raffle prizes, with the exception of the $10,000, were handed out, the event hosts turned their attention to the 50/50 drawing held separately from the large raffle. Attendees were able to purchase tickets into the 50/50 drawing with half of the money garnered by those sales going to the one resident who waslucky enough to have their name pulled from the 50/50 raffle drum. This year's 50/50 winner was lo- cal resident Gloria Barnes, who took home $1,025. She was outside of the event hall when her name was called but her daughter excitedly took her the cash and Barnes' face lit up at the sight. "We're going to Vegas!" Barnes declared as she re-entered the Grill Room to the enthusiastic cheers of hundreds. Following the 50/50, the most anticipated portion of the Cash Extravaganza had many attendees hold- ing their breath. Everyone in the banquet hall with entries to the final drawing were obviously hoping to hear their name called. Even though only one name was announced, those who did not win showed their selflessness and happily celebrated the luck of Wash- ington. Although she was not in of the drawing, Washington "I think I speak for everyone in saying the event was very successful." attendance at the time should certainly be ex- cited after Rotary Club members presented her with her check during the club's Tuesday, October 18 meeting. "She was not present but was called and was very excited," Muc- cio said. "She has actu- ally donated $1,000 back to our club. She will be attending our meeting this Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the winery for her check presentation." There was also a silent auction available for attend- ees that afternoon as well as a photo booth in which patrons were able to capture memories of their fun time, free of charge. Muccio gave a big shout-out to Gunny's A/C and Heating for sponsoring the photo booth and offered a huge thank you to all those who donated their time, items, money and effort to the event, from the organizers to the attendees to the gen- erous businesses and individuals who helped to make the fundraiser a big success. Muccio also stressed that 100 percent of the net proceeds from the event will be used to directly benefit the community through local service projects and charitable endeavors. For more information on the" Rotary Club and its many programs and service projects, visit www.pv- rotaryclub.org. Contact author Robin Hebrock by emailing mirror.rhebrock@gmail.com PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT RE-ELECT SAY miO TO PIMP DENNIS HOF m mwb' z mtmt wom n I t mt rat ffnane: dtgedn I tamet tal! Clli lir IPat mml , l ly k.% mn s Ageneie f v tlerm s military'family/$ ItNSTABLE, FIT! !! !,!