CARROLLWOOD - The Krewe of Pair O' Dice will host "Back to School Bunko," open to the public, with all proceeds used to purchase school supplies for children in need.
The event is from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Carrollwood Recreation Center, 3515 McFarland Road.
Tickets are $30 and include the dice game, a buffet dinner and an open bar. Prizes for game winners will be awarded. Participants also can bring extra school supplies for a "free chance" drawing ticket.
Krewe president Yvonne Painton said the proceeds will assist teachers in the Krewe of Pair O' Dice with supplies for students in need and the Hillsborough Education Foundation.
"We've been holding this event for 18 years now, and we hold this particular charitable opportunity very near and dear to our hearts," she said. "No child should have to go to school without the proper supplies to help them get a decent education."
Tickets are available at www.pairodice.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The krewe is composed of professional men and women in the Tampa Bay area who pose as gamblers and saloon girls riding aboard a riverboat float in Gasparilla and other parades.