A very lucky Pahrump resident is several thousand dollars richer after the Rotary Club of Pahrump Valley’s annual Cash Extravaganza, in which the famous local Sherry Starbuck took home the incredible grand prize of $ 10,000.
However, the Rotary Club’s Cash Extravaganza, held at the Lakeview Casino Amphitheater on Sunday, September 19, was much more than just an opportunity for locals to gather in hopes of the grand prize. It is also the largest fundraiser of the year for the Rotary club, which relies on the funds generated at the annual event to support its philanthropic activities over the coming year. The club’s efforts have been very diverse, from accessible ramps for the elderly and the disabled to scholarships for local students provided by the generosity and dedication of its members, and finally the club managed to move in a staggering US $ 19,500 on Sunday night -Dollar.
“Everything went perfectly,” Eddie Williams, president of the Pahrump Rotary Club, told the Pahrump Valley Times after the event. “The weather cooperated, it was fantastic, there was a light breeze from the lake at the amphitheater. Rick Scanlan did an excellent job with the music and the Pahrump Nugget BBQ buffet was delicious. I would say there was probably between 300 and 350 people sitting in the amphitheater and on the lawns around the venue and everyone was having a great time, the atmosphere was just great. Everyone I spoke to said they had a wonderful time and really enjoyed it. “
Williams said in addition to winning the $ 10,000 Starbuck grand prize, there were plenty of opportunities for other contestants to take home a prize or two as well. “The next biggest prize was $ 500 that went to Sheree Wright, and a lot of people won great door awards, a lot of people bid and won silent auction items,” Williams said.
He said he couldn’t possibly be more proud of the team that worked so diligently to make the 2021 Cash Extravaganza a success, and he praised them all.
“As President of Rotary, I would like to extend my greetings to all of our members who made this event so good. I was involved, but more on the sidelines, ”said Williams. “Greetings to Dina Erdag, who chaired the event, she planned very well, held several meetings during the entire process and was very committed on site that afternoon.
“There were several other members of the committee who helped her with the work including Barbara Thompson, Ellen Arntz, Dave Uthoff, Darlene Howard, Cecilia Thomas, Elaina Smith, and Jeffery Dye who did a great job as masters of ceremonies,” continued Williams away. “And all of our members also came for the extravaganza and did a great job building, dismantling and selling tickets. They really made it a success and I, as President, was very proud of all of our members who made it such a great event. “
There were also a few others who needed thanks, Williams noted, those who made the donations for the door prizes, raffle, and silent auction. This included Artesian wine cellars; Mountain Falls Golf Club; Home depot; Lakeside Executive Golf Course; Encks car repair; AAs salon; Gunny’s air conditioning and heating; Allstate Insurance; Hair fx salon; Aesthetic Enhancement and Sherry Cipollini; Sam’s tractor service; and our beauty bar salon.
Anyone who missed this year’s Cash Extravaganza should keep their ears open for the announcement of advance ticket sales for the next event, which is expected in summer 2022.
For more information about the Pahrump Valley Rotary Club, visit www.pvrotaryclub.org or call 702-672-6559.
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