Gun Lake Casino Christmas movie event to benefit families

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All proceeds raised at the event will be used to purchase toys for this holiday season. Courtesy Gun Lake Casino

Gun Lake Casino will be hosting Wheel and Reels, an outdoor movie event to celebrate its annual holiday Toy for Tots initiative at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Nov. 8.

The Wheel and Reels event allows families and children to watch holiday movies from their cars on a large, double-sided screen that will be located at the west entrance of the casino, 1123 129th Ave., Wayland. Families can donate new, unwrapped Christmas gifts of toys for the Toy for Tots initiative. Marine Corps Reserve will collect the gifts at the event for Michigan families who are less fortunate during the holiday season.

Event tickets must be purchased at gunlakecasino.com/toysfortots. For a minimum donation of $15 per vehicle, every ticket will include a package of concession-style snacks. All proceeds raised at the event will be used to purchase toys for this holiday season.

Families, until the end the November, can donate their new, unwrapped gifts accompanied by the receipt, and they’ll receive up to $50 in free slot play for their donations. Gun Lake Casino also will participate in the collection of toys for local children until Dec. 15.

“Gun Lake Casino has been an ongoing and loyal sponsor of Toys for Tots for many years,” said Jeff LaFrance, director of marketing for Gun Lake Casino. “In 2019, over $35,000 in new toys were collected for children of Michigan at Gun Lake Casino. This year, the number of parents in need of support has grown tremendously. We are hopeful that through our ongoing efforts, Gun Lake Casino will be able to alleviate some of the stress local families feel this holiday season.”

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