It was off to the races with all bets helping the community at the 10th annual Greenleaf Family Center fundraiser Saturday night. Along with betting on the horses, 185 guests tried their luck at instant bingo games, sideboard games, basket raffles as well as a 50/50 raffle, with sellers including Lacy Stickle handing out tickets.

“This is a new venue for us this year since we needed more space and are growing,” CEO Dawn Glenny said.

Family members Pat McGee, Les and Charlene McKeel, Jason and Dawn McKeel and Marcy and Tom Venarge won as a group in previous races.

“We bid on the number of the horse who didn’t win any,” Les McKeel said.

Enjoying the evening were Moira and Tony Alfieri, Anne Gatti, Art Antalvari and Jenny Gingo.

The mission of Greenleaf Family Center is to strengthen families through counseling, education and support.

“This is my first time attending any type of horse race,” said Katona West, who came with her husband, Alseddrick West.

“We don’t even care if we win,” said Janet Gliha, who brought along her friend of 50 years, Janet Balash. Others sharing their table included spouses and friends Jeff Gliha, John Balash, Lynn Balash and Sandy Kreighbaum.

Brad and Julie Custer just came out to have a good time.

“We won one or two races last year, so we are just crossing our fingers and toes to win again,” Brad said.

Laura Brelin was there to help area residents.

“Anything that affects the family, we just wrap our arms around them and do what we can do help them,” Karen Mueller said.