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Nearly 100 Nursing Home Residents Attend Oxford Hills Rotary’s Steak & Lobster Fest

 

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Nearly 100 Nursing Home Residents Attend Oxford Hills Rotary’s Steak & Lobster Fest

 OXFORD, Maine (August 18, 2014) – The Oxford Hills Rotary Club held its 28th Annual Lobster & Steak Fest to benefit nearly 40 organizations and the causes they support. The Rotary participates in many charitable projects in the area, offering both financial aid and hands-on assistance such as building a shed and putting a new roof on the existing barn at the Alan Day Community Garden, supporting Special Olympics, and leading an initiative to provide dictionaries to every third grader attending Oxford Hills schools.

As a member of the Oxford Hills community, Oxford Casino donated, for the third consecutive year, twenty five tickets to each of the four, local nursing homes so that the residents could either attend the Lobster & Steak Fest, or, if they were unable to make the trip, have the meals delivered to them at their residences.  

The Oxford Hills Rotary Club was chartered in November, 1983, and just celebrated its 30th Anniversary.  The Rotary has been instrumental in the fight to eradicate polio and has been raising money and participating in National Immunization Trips (NITs) to vaccinate children in other countries since 1985.  Rotary also collects mobility devices such as walkers, wheelchairs and crutches for a program called “Crutches 4 Africa.”  Once collected, these devices are recycled and distributed to disabled adults and children in Africa, helping them to regain their mobility.

Oxford Hills Rotarian and Event Publicity Coordinator, Patty Rice stated, “Jack Sours has been a great addition to our club and we are very appreciative of the casino donating the money toward these tickets as well as its help in procuring preferential (bulk) pricing for the food and supplies needed for the event."  

Jack Sours, Vice President and General Manager of Oxford Casino, said, “cjommunity efforts are greatly important to all of us at Oxford Casino.  We couldn’t be prouder of the fact that we can extend assistance to valuable organizations like the Oxford Hills Rotary Club.”

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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