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A “Leis-y” Day in Oxford Hills

 A “Leis-y” Day in Oxford Hills

OXFORD, Maine (August 22, 2014) - For the third, consecutive summer Oxford Casino ordered 240, fresh orchid leis to help spread good cheer to some of the area’s nursing homes. 

On the morning of August 22, 100 of the fresh, flower necklaces were brought to the Maine Veteran’s Home in South Paris, where Emerson Jepson was the first to receive one at the facility.  80 leis were then delivered to Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center, where they were planning their ALS ice bucket challenge.  While the remaining, 60 leis were given to the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn.

“We want to continue to make donations that not only help meet the basic needs of those in our community but also show kindness and appreciation for our veterans, neighbors and follow community partners,” said Jack Sours, Vice President and General Manager of Oxford Casino.  “This was a great opportunity.”

If you, or your organization, are interested in donating flowers to individuals in healthcare facilities, be sure to call the nursing homes to see what types of flowers they may accept.  The Maine Veteran’s Home can be reached by dialing 207-743-6300 and the Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center’s number is 207-743-7075.  The Good Shepherd Food Bank’s number is 207-782-3554.

Oxford Casino opened in June 2012, and underwent two expansions, one in October 2012, and another in December 2013.  The hilltop Casino is located on 100 acres 40 minutes northwest of Portland in Maine’s lakes and mountains region. The property includes a 30,281 square foot, single level, gaming floor with more than 850 Class III slot machines and 26 table games. It also hosts Oxford Grill, a 140 seat casual restaurant, Oxford Express, a grab-and-go restaurant, and a 12-seat, video poker bar.  Further information can be found at www.oxfordcasino.com.

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns and operates the world-renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, owns a racetrack and casino operations in Miami Gardens, Fla.; racetrack, casino and video poker operations in New Orleans, La.; racetrack operations in Arlington Heights, Ill.; a casino resort in Greenville, Miss.; a casino hotel in Vicksburg, Miss.; a casino in Oxford, Maine; and a 50 percent owned joint venture, Miami Valley Gaming and Racing LLC, in Lebanon, Ohio. CDI also owns the country's premier online wagering company, TwinSpires.com; the totalisator company, United Tote; Luckity.com, offering real-money Bingo online for a chance to win cash prizes; Bluff Media, an Atlanta-based multimedia poker company; and a collection of racing-related telecommunications and data companies. Additional information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

For more information on Rotary, please visit www.oxfordhillsrotary.org.

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