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Hardy Automotive Group presents ‘Hearts of Gold’ – A Roaring 20’s Theme
7th Annual Paulding Casino Royale to Benefit the Paulding Education Foundation
February 8, 2020; Saturday at the Paulding Community Center

 The Paulding Education Foundation was founded and incorporated in 2006. It is a private, non-profit, 501c3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to promoting excellence in education in the Paulding County School District. The School District is comprised of more than 30,000 students, and as a partner with the School District, the Paulding Education Foundation, can make a significant impact in education through special programs and grants, such as:

  • College Scholarships
  • Technology in Classrooms
  • School Grants

Their vision is to provide resources, both financial and human, that ensures total commitment to the exemplary performance of public education in Paulding County. Through their efforts, they hope to enrich and expand learning opportunities for students by:

  • Promoting an opportunity for the community to contribute to public education,
  • Promoting innovative instruction through grants to our teachers and schools, and
  • Establishing a network among public, private and government partners for the benefit of public education in Paulding County.

 However, the Paulding Education Foundation cannot accomplish its goal of education excellence alone. They need the continued support of parents, teachers and administrators, community and government leaders, and local business owners to make their goals a reality.

Each year the Paulding Education Foundation hosts fundraising events designed to raise capital for specific educational programs and scholarships. On Saturday, February 8, 2020 Hardy Automotive Group will present the 7th Annual Paulding Casino Royale to benefit the Paulding Education Foundation.

“We love putting on this fun event every year!  We get to see over 500 of our closest friends and partners come out and have a great night of fun, all while providing scholarships for students to go to college. Just in the last 2.5 years, we raised over $170,000 for Paulding County students, and sent 96 students to college with scholarships; THAT is what matters.”  Jim McMichen, Executive Director of the Paulding Education Foundation.

This black tie optional event will be held at the Paulding Community Center. Presenting sponsor, Hardy Automotive Group, and Host Sponsor Paulding Board of Commissioners, are excited to welcome everyone in Paulding County to the Best Night Out in Paulding County! Entertainment Sponsor O’Brien Productions, will be providing the gaming and entertainment to include Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Bingo, Craps, dancing and much more! Sponsorships are still available, so energize your advertising with a Mission that Matters by contacting them today. 

Along with gaming and entertainment, there will be both live and silent auction of many great gifts and prizes. If you would like to receive a tax credit by donating an item for the auction, such as your condo or cabin for a few nights, items or services to promote your business, or gift cards, please let them know.

Tickets are $100 per couple/$60 individual and are available at Doors open at 6:30pm.

Sponsorships are still available; and as a sponsor, you are furthering a worthy mission to enhance the educational experience for our students in Paulding County. All proceeds from this event benefit the Paulding Education Foundation and will go toward their grants and scholarships to Paulding County students and schools.

For more information about sponsorships or to become a volunteer, contact Jim McMichen, Executive Director at or 770-443-8003 x 10142 or visit

If you are unable to participate in this fun night, but would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Paulding Education Foundation, you can mail a check, made payable to PEF, to 3236 Atlanta Highway, Dallas GA, 30132. Also, you can “Like” their Facebook page at