Friday, March 23, 2007

Boot Scootin' the night away

Photographer Beau Cabell told me tonight that he thought he'd seen everything when grown men started wearing bright pink coats about two decades ago, but that was until he saw them wearing pink cowboy hats tonight at the Boot Scootin' Boogie and Casino Night event at City Auditorium. And there were plenty of them wearing those pretty little light pink hats to be sure.

The event featured live music from the band Wichita, which stuck mostly to a country format but mixed in a little old rock like the Eagles to give the evening more variety. With the purchase of $35 tickets, guests received one raffle ticket and a $500 voucher to use to play in the "casino" to win more tickets. There was a mix of games that included such guilty pleasures as black jack, roulette and craps. After 11 p.m., guests were to "cash in" their chips to see if they had won enough for more raffle tickets. Among the prizes to be raffled off: a big screen TV and a natural gas grill. Not too shabby if you ask me.

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