Dear FWPA Family,
     The Fort Washington Pool Association is celebrating its’ 50th anniversary!  To kick off a fun social year with all of our wonderful friends at FWPA, we would like to invite you, your family, your friends and your neighbors to a Riverboat Gala on Saturday March 30th from 3:30 to 6 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church-Broad Creek hall. Please reserve this date on your calendar and watch for the Evite for this event which will be sent out shortly.  Please respond to the evite so we can prepare for this fun event!    All proceeds are helping defray the costs of the many upgrades that are being made to the restroom facilities at the pool.
     This Riverboat Gala is a fundraiser that will provide our members with the opportunity for a fun family event that includes a Riverboat Casino, a silent auction, food, adult drinks/soda/water and prizes.  Entrance cost for adults is $20 and gets you a starter cache of poker chips to play various games as well as a meal ticket for either the Creole chicken/rice/cornbread or Pork barbecue/roll/chips dinners.  Cole slaw and desserts are part of both meals. Tickets for beer/wine/soda/water will also be offered.
    Adults will be able to play black jack, roulette, or Texas Hold'em with the poker chips you receive at the door.  At the end of the games, chips can be traded in for tickets to enter the drawing for prizes.  The more chips you have....the more tickets you get to enter into the prize drawings! If you run out of chips, additional caches of chips can be purchased for $10.  
     The cost of the Riverboat Gala is $10 for children.  Children will receive 3 bingo cards which allows them to play 3 bingo games.  Children will also receive a ticket for a dinner.  Additional bingo cards will be available for $2, if desired. Face painting and other exciting games like "Pie Face" will be part of the evening.   A prize table will be set up for winners of these games.
     In addition to some exciting riverboat gambling, the FWPA will be having a silent auction of some wonderful prizes to help support our pool. You can bid on a catered dinner for 6 or bid on some other wonderful prizes!  All proceeds for this gala are helping your pool improve and grow! Please join us and bring along friends and neighbors!  Make our 50th anniversary gala a success.
     We are looking for members who have business contacts or new/unused personal items that can be added to our silent auction or can be used for prizes.  Please contact JoAnn Dullahan at if you have something to offer. Also, if you would like to "run" a game table we would appreciate the assistance, please let us know if you can do that as well. 
      Finally, applications for employment at the pool and membership dues packets will be available at the gala.  Please join us for the start of a wonderful pool season!  
                                                    All our best, the Fort Washington Pool Board