On Saturday night the Mount Airy Rotary Club is hosting a March Madness party at the Old North State Winery. Tickets, which are $100 each, include admission for two, game day food and a draw down in which someone is going to leave with $5,000.
According to Kate Appler, president of the Rotary club, all of the money raised will go to local and international causes. Locally, the Rotary club supports literacy. Internationally, they support polio vaccinations and women’s and girl’s health in Uganda. She said that there are 47 cases of polio in the world in three countries.
Two hundred tickets for the draw down will be sold. The person who is drawn out first will receive $100, as well as the people who are holding the 100th and 150th tickets.
While 200 tickets will be sold for the draw-down, the winery has a fire capacity of 285 people, so at 6 p.m. the doors will open to those who want to hear the band play. Those tickets will be $15 each. Evan Olsen and Dana will be playing that night.
Basketball games will be shown on the upper floor of the winery in the Main Street Room.
Appler said she tried to plan this event so that the Elite Eight would be playing Saturday night, however, it didn’t work out that way.
“Even though there won’t be any North Carolina teams playing, there will still be a lot of good games on,” said Appler.
The party starts at 4 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at B&L Custom Jewelers, at 401 North Main Street.
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