Bingo is back Sept. 12

Aug 29, 2014
Photo by: Carol Viau photo BINGO FUN FOR CHARITY — Enjoy a night of fun and prizes, while raising funds for Haywood charities at “Baskets and Bags Bingo” Sept. 12 at the fairgrounds. Pictured are event committee members, from left, Christine Ryan, Ann Simmons, Patti Schandevel, Belinda Lowe, Jean Burton, Karen Conner, Lynn Jefferys, Sue Mateja, Dale Jackson, Cherry Stone, Saralyn Lamb and Mary Anne Yurko. Not pictured are Pilar Thornton, Bambi Wilson, Ruth Simoson, Kim Heuer, Patty Bucilla and Barbara Reilly.

The eighth annual Baskets and Bags Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 at the Haywood County Fairgrounds. The event is presented by the Catholic Women’s Circle of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and benefits many community agencies.

“It’s a popular event,” said event co-chair Cherry Stone. “In past years, bingo players have lined up at the fairgrounds to be one of 550 attendees — all ready for some bingo.”

Prizes at the fun event include Longaberger baskets valued at $1,800 and Vera Bradley bags valued at $1,600. Some of the themed prize baskets include “Haywood’s Finest,” featuring Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon artisan jams, pickles and scone mix; plus “Movie Night;” “Spice Up Your Life;” “Much Needed Coffee Break;” “Kiss My Boo-boo;” and “Note to Self.”

There will be many door prizes and a drawing for a Vera Bradley carry-on suitcase, with a commuter bag (valued at $400); a Longaberger picnic basket with liner, riser and accessories ($200 value); and a Vera Bradley tote, with a Longaberger market basket ($125 value). Tickets for the drawing are $2 each or three for $5 and may be purchased from CWC members or at the event.

In the past, the CWC has made donations to agencies including HRMC Hospice, The Open Door, the Community Kitchen in Canton, Good Samaritan Clinic, Haywood Christian Ministry, REACH, KARE, Mountain Projects, Meals on Wheels, Camp Ability and St. John the Evangelist Church’s special needs.

“We could not provide the support these agencies desperately need without the community’s help,” said Ann Simmons, bingo co-chair.

Players may reserve a table of eight. The cost is $20 for 21 games. Entrance includes coffee and dessert.

For player tickets, see a CWC member or call Karen Conner at 452-0768. Children may attend, but a player ticket must be purchased for everyone entering the fairgrounds building for the event.


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