St. Patrick's Day is only two months away, people. That means it's time for all the annual fundraising events to start. Here's the first one we've been told about, and it's new this year.

Join the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee at a Casino Night and Mexican Buffet next Saturday, January 24. The event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, located at 1803 W. 6th Street.

The Mexican buffet is open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For $10.00 you can enjoy the buffet and receive 125 casino chips; or, if you don't want to participate in the casino night (and why wouldn't you?!) the price is adjusted to $8.00 for the buffet.

The casino opens at 7 p.m. Chips are $5.00 per 100, and they're valued at a buck each.  Of course there are valuable prizes for the winners! If you've ever participated in a St. Patrick's Day event, you know the prizes are good- lots of autographed sports items among other things.

So if you don't have plans for Saturday, bring your friends and come on out to the Eagles Lodge!