Harrah's Tunica Thanks Responders and Military with Ceremony
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May 25, 2011
Harrah's Tunica will honor first responders and military personnel in a special
1:30 p.m. CDT appreciation ceremony before reopening the casino Friday, May 27,
2011 at 2 p.m.
First responders and military personnel are also invited to present their IDs to
enjoy a free meal at the Paula Deen Buffet throughout the Memorial Day holiday,
Friday through Monday, May 30. Harrah's Tunica is the third and final area
casino owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment to reopen after being
temporarily closed for the first time in history due to the recent Mississippi
Workers are busy cleaning up debris from the flood waters and decorating the
casino grounds in a Memorial Day theme complete with more than 2,000 American
flags, including two 50 by 100-foot American flags painted on the levee that
protected Harrah's non-gaming operations and Tunica farmland from the flood
waters. First responders and military personnel are invited to wear their
uniforms and join Caesars HEROs in the HEROs Across Harrah's human chain at the
appreciation ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. Friday.
After the ceremony, the casino will be officially open to the public and all
first responders and civil and military service personnel along with one guest
are invited to a special thank you luncheon at the Paula Deen Buffet on the
second floor of Harrah's.
Upon entry into the reopened casino guests will receive American flags and
commemorative 2011 flood t-shirts.
"After literally washing the mud and debris from our parking lots, we are going
to wash Harrah's Tunica in the red, white, and blue of the American flag. We
want to show our appreciation to those in our communities who serve and protect
on a daily basis and especially during crisis situations such as the flood we
have all experienced here in the Mid-South. We are looking forward to honoring
those who serve and hope that all first responders and civil and military
service personnel in the area will join us for the ceremony and for a wonderful
meal at the Paula Deen Buffet during the Memorial Day weekend," said R. Scott
Barber, regional president, Caesars Mid-South.
Return to Mississippi Casinos.