Bingo for charity set for Sept. 13
Ready for some fun bingo? The annual “Baskets and Bags Bingo” charity event will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at the Haywood County Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Women’s Circle. For those who can’t wait to get in, doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m.
The cost is $20 for 21 games. Bingo prizes include Longaberger baskets filled with goodies and Vera Bradley bags, plus many door prizes. Prizes include themed baskets such as “Mountain Pride,” containing local goods; “Much Needed Coffee Break,” with a Mr. Coffee French coffee press; “Nothing but Nuts;” and “Breakfast Delight.”
According to co-chair Ann Simmons, the total value of the Longaberger baskets to be given at the event is $1,800 and the Vera Bradley bags are valued at $1,600.
There will be drawings for prizes of a Vera Bradley travel combo in the Provencal pattern, a Longaberger laundry basket and a Longaberger serving tray with liner. Drawing tickets are $2 each or $5 for three drawing tickets.
The event will include three special games; special are $2 each or $5 for all three specials.
Some of the organizations the bingo proceeds have helped include Haywood Christian Ministry; Haywood County Department of Social Services; MedWest-Haywood Hospice; The Open Door; KARE; REACH; The Community Kitchen; Good Samaritan Clinic; Mountain Projects; Camp Ability; Haywood Public Transit; and Meals on Wheels.
Complimentary coffee and desserts will be served and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Children are allowed with paid admission.
Johanna Dewees, RN, nurse navigator with MedWest-Haywood, will be at the event's cancer survivor table, answering questions about cancer prevention and detection.
To date, event sponsors include Pasquale’s Italian Restaurant, Old Style Printing, Patton, Morgan and Clark Insurance Agency, Champion Credit Union, Nail Impressions by Robbie, Robin Blu, Kevin Ryan Construction, T. Shuler Grading & Site Development, Stanberry Insurance Agency, Stouffer Investments, Anna’s “Art of Massage,” plus many individual sponsors.
There is still time to sponsor the event. For sponsorship information, call Karen Connor at 452-0768.
Players may reserve a table of eight. For tickets and information, call Ann Simmons at 456-3901 or St. John Catholic Church at 456-6707.