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Games, food and fun

ROME TOWNSHIP — The Wyngate at RiversEdge became a casino on Saturday for its senior residents and their families.

“We’re kicking Mardi Gras off with a community event,” Wyngate activities director Julie Poff said.

Tables were set up in the main room of the senior living facility, giving attendees a chance to play blackjack, roulette and other games.

“We gave everyone $50 in chips,” Poff said. “If they win up to $250, they get a Kroger gift card.”

She said, with a half hour left of the games,  six people had won the prize so far.

“This is all just for fun and everyone is having a good time,” Poff said of the event.

In addition to the casino games, the food at the event was Mardi Gras-themed, with gyros, Greek potato salad and lemon Greek chicken being served.

The casino day was one of many monthly community events the Wyngate hosts throughout the year for its approximately 90 residents and was open to family members and the community.