CWC charity bingo a success

By Carol Viau | Sep 19, 2013
Photo by: Carol Viau BINGO FUN FOR CHARITY — More than 500 bingo players enjoyed a night of fun and prizes, while raising funds for Haywood charities. Pictured is committee member Ruth Simoson with one of the Longaberger baskets given as a prize. Below, bingo players Mike Stouffer, Marilyn Naughton and Andrea Stouffer concentrate on winning. Last photo, the Knights of Columbus helped the Catholic Women’s Circle put on the event. Shown is Knight Joe Yurko ushering bingo players into the event.

The seventh annual “Baskets and Bags Bingo” charity event, held Friday, Sept. 13, at the Haywood County Fairgrounds, was a success. The event, sponsored by the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Women’s Circle, raised a record amount for charitable uses.

Prizes given at the fun event included Longaberger baskets valued at $1,800 and the Vera Bradley bags valued at $1,600.

“It was group effort to produce the event for more than 500 happy bingo players,” said co-chair Cherry Stone. “The success of the event helped the CWC in its continued support of local Haywood County charities.”

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.

The event included a cancer survivor table, with Johanna Dewees, RN, nurse navigator with MedWest-Haywood, answering questions about cancer prevention and detection.



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