Feeling lucky but don't want to deal with the crowds at the casinos?

Then the West End Kiwanis Club invites you to try your luck at Casino Night on Saturday, March 9 at the Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co. where you can imagine you are in Las Vegas or Monte Carlo.

You can play Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold'em and Pokeno (Bingo with cards.) There will even be a slot machine.

"I have people tell me they don't know how to play some of those games. The fun is in learning and there will be plenty of folks there who can teach you. It's a good night out," says Bob Meyer, president of the West End Kiwanis Club.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m.

Refreshments will be available, made by the Ladies Auxiliary.

There will be a Pot o' Gold with a minimum of $250 cash prize and a prize auction at the end of the evening. Some of those prizes include: an original watercolor by local artist Marion Meyer; gift certificates from That Special Day, Mike's Pizza, Sunny's Pizza, Cramer's, J R's Grill & Salad Bar, Texas Roadhouse, Weis Markets, Orlando & Sons Auto Shop; Flyers tickets donated by Miller Keystone Blood Bank; WBS Penguins tickets donated by Fox 56; Marshall Tucker Band tickets donated by PenTeleData; and many many more items.

"People will go home with something," says Paula Meitzler, club treasurer.

This is the West End Kiwanis Club's largest fundraiser for the year. They use 100 percent of the proceeds to help children in the West End.

"We have purchased recumbent bicycles for physically disadvantaged children to exercise. We helped a few students with scholarship money for advancing their education. We sponsor the Pleasant Valley High School Key Club and also the Intermediate School Builders Club. We sponsor a Child ID Day where we have area police fingerprint young children and give the fingerprint cards to the parents, so that if there is an emergency the parents will have this information. The Kiwanis' motto is 'Changing the World, One Child and One Community at a Time.' Everything we do is geared toward helping children," says Bob Meyer, president of the West End Kiwanis Club.

They meet every Tuesday at Cherry's Sunset Restaurant in Kresgeville at 7:30 a.m. The public is invited to come and join them for the meeting and fellowship.

"We would love to grow our club. We are always looking for fresh ideas," says Meyer.

For more information and reservations, call Bob Meyer at (570) 236-6767.