Bridge players gather for ‘Longest Day’ fundraiser |

Bridge players gather for ‘Longest Day’ fundraiser

Submitted to The Union

Sixty-four members of the American Contract Bridge League gathered for duplicate bridge games Wednesday at the Golden Empire Grange in Grass Valley.

The Nevada County Bridge Club started in 1969 with four women who decided they were tired of driving to Sacramento to play. The club now has 200 members and is sanctioned by the national American Bridge League. Bridge games are played at the Golden Empire Grange, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood and Eskaton Grass Valley.

The members above, along with many others, will play at Eskaton Village Grass Valley in one or more of the four sessions Friday, starting at sunrise and ending at sunset, "The Longest Day."

The ACBL nationwide is joining with the Alzheimer's Association to raise funds to combat this crippling disease. All monies raised will go directly to the Alzheimer's Association.

Eskaton is hosting this event providing venues, beverages and snacks all day. There will also be tables of pinochle, kings in the corner, shanghai, canasta and cribbage. Everyone is welcome. The fee to play is $2, although contributions to the Alzheimer's Association will be sincerely appreciated. If you cannot play, you may want to sponsor a player or make a check to the Alzheimer's Association. To participate, please call Carolyn Lashbrook at 530-432-9526.

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