LIMA — A casino is coming to Lima in the former of the annual ChamberFest 2012, hosted by the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce.
“We’re bringing a full casino to the Civic Center for the night,” said Adah Ellerbrock, director of programs for the Chamber. “We’ve got 20 Black Jack tables, a roulette wheel, we’ve got Texas Hold’em and craps,” she said.
“And for those not into gambling, we also have a football toss and golf chipping. And, new this year we have the Midwest Dueling Pianos. With them, you tip the piano players and bid on your favorite song. Others can outbid you to play their favorite songs, or take yours off the play-list. It really is amazing how much music these piano players know,” Ellerbrock said.
The musical interludes will be offered between the four live auctions.
And then there’s the silent auction and the Chinese auction. “We’ve got some great items donated by our Chamber members for these auctions. Just off the top of my head, I can tell you there’s a bike, a Keurig, a slow cooker, gift cards and restaurant cards, Buckeye gear … just some cool prizes,” Ellerbrock said.
And this year’s grand prize is a custom Fan Cave.
“That one includes a flat screen TV, surround sound, a bar, an Xbox system, a pizza party and a customized fan sign. And people are eligible to win that with their entry ticket into ChamberFest,” Ellerbrock said.
The cost of entry will also allow participants $25,000 in play money, and food from 19 area restaurants and caterers.
“But the best part about this ChamberFest is that it gets people to network and have fun together. It lets the community know who is involved with the Chamber and what they have to offer,” she added.