Southern Pharmacy Signs On As First Gold Sponsor for RHA Howell’s “Blue Tie Casino Night”

March 2, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – RHA Howell, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that has been helping people with disabilities and special needs and their families for more than 35 years, is pleased to announce that Southern Pharmacy Service has become the first Gold Sponsor for RHA Howell’s Blue Tie Casino Night.

Blue Tie Casino Night is a major fundraiser benefiting children and adults at RHA Howell’s Tar River and Greenville Group Homes, and River Bend Centers. Gold sponsors contribute $2500.

Southern Pharmacy Services is an independent long-term care pharmacy in Pink Hill, NC, and Kernersville, NC. The staff at Southern Pharmacy Services has extensive experience in the long-term care field, servicing nursing homes, assisted living facilities, family care homes, and group homes across North Carolina and Virginia.

“We are always grateful for support from our sponsors, but especially this year in a difficult economy and because of devastating cuts in our funding,” said Debbie Valentine, RHA Howell’s marketing and special events planner. “Southern Pharmacy’s generosity is an example of how we can all work together to open the world to people with disabilities.”

Blue Sky Casino Night  will take place in the main ballroom of the Hilton River Front Hotel in New Bern and include music, fine food, signature drinks and a host of non-cash-prize casino-style games, such as Poker, Blackjack, and Roulette.

The night will also feature a silent and live auction. The live auction will give party-goers a chance to bid on five major entertainment packages ranging from a Fighter Pilot for a Day experience to a Girlfriends Shopping Getaway in New York City.

Tickets to the Blue Tie Casino Night are $50 each with tables of 10 available for $400. Seating is limited. To purchase advance tickets, go to or call RHA event coordinator Debbie Valentine at 919-803-2690. Preferred attire is “dressy cocktail” with an emphasis on blue rather than black tie.

The RHA Howell Tar River Center in Greenville is a pediatric unit supporting 30 medically fragile infants and children with disabilities. The Greenville Group Homes provide quality care for children and teenagers with developmental delays and special needs. The RHA Howell River Bend Center in New Bern is home to 125 children and young adults with developmental disabilities. Proceeds from the Blue Tie Casino Night will directly benefit each person served by these programs.

For more information on RHA Howell, Inc., visit

For more information on Southern Pharmacy Services, go to

About RHA Howell, Inc.:

RHA Howell is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that has been helping people with disabilities and special needs, and their families, make choices to live more independently for more than 35 years. Integrity, high standards for quality, hard work are at the core of every RHA Howell disability assistance program. Proven leaders in caring for people, RHA Howell, Inc. is a pioneering force in the field of human services, particularly supporting infants and children. For more information, visit us at or join us on our Face book page.

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