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Cornelia Casino Night Fundraiser

Where: 7-10 p.m. March 8

When: Cornelia Community House, 601 Wyly St., Cornelia

How much: $25 per person, includes $4,000 in fun money, raffle tickets, drinks and food

Contact info: 706-778-8585,,

A few games of chance can help spruce up downtown Cornelia.

The second annual Casino Night fundraiser to benefit the Cornelia Facade Grant Program is set for 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Community House.

CCP Events will provide professional gaming tables and dealers for roulette, blackjack, poker, craps and slots, with the basement set up for bingo. Attendees can play to win tickets for chances to take home prizes donated by area businesses, with a grand prize of $1,000. Other items include goody baskets and vouchers to local businesses. Prize winners will be drawn between after 9 p.m.

Tickets are $25 each before March 7, $30 at the door. Tickets include $4,000 in fun money (poker chips), five raffle tickets, one beverage ticket and finger foods. Donations can be made for additional tickets at the door for additional chips and drinks.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the program.

Tickets can be purchased online at for a service charge, or can be purchased in person with cash or check at 102 Hodges St, Cornelia, GA 30531 from the Office of Downtown Development (please call to confirm a time for purchase.)

Sponsorships and door prize donations are being accepted for any interested businesses or individuals wishing to help raise funds for the revitalization efforts in Cornelia.

The city’s Better Hometown/Downtown Development Authority implemented the program as a reimbursable grant available to businesses or commercial properties located in the downtown Cornelia area that need assistance with exterior refurbishments or improvements to property visible from public right of ways. It can include repair or installation of signage.

With money previously raised, the board has been able to fund four projects downtown.

For more details on the event, to make a donation or set up a time to purchase tickets, contact Heather Sinyard at 706-778-8585, ext. 280, email, or visit