Hispanic Counseling Centerís 1st Annual Casino Night Fit for a King

Posted: 05/12/2015

Masquerade-Themed Fundraiser Held at Prestigious Oheka Castle

HEMPSTEAD, HUNTINGTON, NEW YORK, APRIL 30, 2015 — Hispanic Counseling Center (HCC), a multi-service not for profit agency that provides bilingual treatment and prevention services in the areas of mental health, alcoholism, substance abuse, and youth and family services, held its First Annual Casino Night at the majestic Oheka Castle in Huntington. Guests were in the spirit of the night as they donned masks to embrace the event’s masquerade theme. Everyone relished a wonderful variety of fine food and a spectacular selection of wine as they enjoyed playing the tables including: blackjack, roulette and craps.

            WNBC’s Long Island Reporter Greg Cergol emceed the event welcoming guests and speaking about the importance of agencies like HCC and the value their programs and services bring to the Long Island communities they serve.

            The event opened with a cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a lavish open buffet with a variety of food stations. The event was highlighted with an impressive wine tasting, generously provided by Franny Lew Wine & Liquors of Fresh Meadows. Nearly 13 different wine vendors collaborated with Franny Lew Wine & Liquors to showcase a variety of whites, reds and other liquors. Wine orders were accepted during the event and in true charitable fashion, Franny Lew will generously donate a portion of the proceeds to HCC.

            “We’d like to thank the loyal friends and sponsors who not only attended, but provided exceptional support to ensure that our inaugural Casino Night was a huge success,” said ­­­­­­­­­ HCC Board Member Nanette Malebranche, who is also the Fundraising Committee Chairperson. “The evening was filled with excitement and fabulous food. All proceeds from this event go towards HCC’s invaluable community programs and services. We are most grateful for everyone’s generosity and support.”           

Event Sponsors included North Shore LIJ Care Connects and NY Digital Products. The Casino Sponsor, North Shore LIJ, provided the casino entertainment, which was thrilling and exciting for all in attendance.