The USC-VHH Women’s Council hosted a Mardi Gras casino on Feb. 20 that was attended by 80-plus Foundation and Women’s Council members, doctors, hospital management staff, volunteers and community members.
The Mardi Gras casino evening offered games of chance such as poker, craps, and roulette for entertainment. Women’s Council founding member Virginia Clegg was the big winner with most chips in hand at the end of the evening. One of the Council’s newer members, Hassie Ramath, was runner-up. The atmosphere was enhanced by live piano music.
The Mardi Gras menu offered a selection of red beans and rice served in a ramekin, mini muffulettas, jambalaya arancini with spicy rémoulade and smoked paprika glazed andouille sausage. Guests were invited to shop from a large selection of silent auction items featuring Dodgers tickets, Lakers-Clippers tickets, restaurant cards from such prestigious facilities as the Oakmont Country Club and Taylor’s Steakhouse, and a wide assortment of food and beverage baskets donated by the Women’s Council members and friends. Several new members committed to join the Women’s Council that evening and proceeds will be utilized toward the next release of funds designated for the hospital nursery for new equipment and decor upgrades.