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Thursday, August 21, 2014
The glamour of Monte Carlo Night returns
Residents came out last year to enjoy the Monte Carlo atmosphere and help raise money for the Sandel Center.

Tickets are now available for the Sandel Senior Center’s annual Monte Carlo Night. The major fundraising event of the year is sponsored by the Friends of Senior Services, Inc., (FOSSI), a not-for-profit community group that supports the RVC Department of Senior Services. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 for $60 per person.

The 2013 Monte Carlo Night honoree is Dr. Cyd Charrow, DSW, Rockville Centre’s Director of Senior Services. Under 28 years of dedicated leadership, Charrow has helped the RVC Senior Services to experience tremendous growth and success. Charrow’s efforts were nationally recognized in 2001. The Sandel Center became the first Senior Center on Long Island, and the 85th in the country, to achieve the prestigious designation of Accreditation by the National Council on Aging and the National Institute of Senior Centers. 

“Monte Carlo night is sure to be filled with great games, delicious food, plenty of laughs and great company,” said Mayor Francis X. Murray. “The night also pays tribute to our tremendous honoree, Dr. Cyd Charrow. Her dedication and commitment to the Sandel Senior Center is remarkable. Our community is lucky to have her with us.” 

Members of the community are invited to participate in the elegant and fun-filled event as the Sandel Center is transformed into a glittering casino. The night will be complete with professional dealers, wheel spinners and croupiers, a variety of exciting games, lots of “betting” action, big prizes, a dinner buffet, open bar, a dessert bard sponsored by The Signature Group and a beer garden sponsored by Cannon’s Blackthorn Irish American Restaurant and Bar. The Grand Pavilion for Rehab & Nursing at Rockville Centre is the event sponsor for the evening. Local businesses, professionals and community organizations are encouraged to contribute sponsorships and prizes to help the success of the night.

Funds raised support programs and services for the Department of Senior Services. Past Monte Carlo Nights have made possible the purchase of a handicap-accessible bus and the construction of new bathroom facilities, interior safety upgrades to the Senior Center and the Center’s garden park. 

For tickets to the Monte Carlo Night, send checks, made payable to FOSSI, to Friends of Senior Services, Inc., 50 South Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570, Attn: Monte Carlo Night. For more information, or to pay by credit card, call (516) 678-9245.

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