Casino night a sure bet at the Wort

The Wort Hotel and Jackson Hole Rotary Lunch Club Foundation celebrated an in-person and virtual hybrid Casino Night on November 6thin the Silver Dollar Bar, raising $243,000 for scholarships with the community’s help. This year’s hybrid event meant limited in-person tickets were sold; however, folks could join online and pick up a prime rib dinner to enjoy during the festivities.

While the traditional gambling elements such as blackjack and roulette tables were not present due to COVID, attendees enjoyed entertainment from the Jackson Six jazz band. Hosts Jeff Ward, Erin Weissman and Jim Waldrop, kept the enthusiasm for silent auction items and donations going throughout the night.

An original Amy Ringholz painting, custom J.W. Bennett hat and rounds of golf were among the valuable auction items donated by sponsors. Rotary President Jim Waldrop commented, “We are beyond grateful for a community that, every year, knows the value of supporting our hardworking students through scholarship opportunities.”


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