Hundreds support annual Lions Christmas Bingo

PHILIPSBURG–The St. Maarten Lions Club hosted another fundraiser on Saturday evening. Hundreds showed up to support the Lion Wally Havertong Christmas Bingo Spectacular at the Festival Village. This was the 43rd year of the popular Bingo which is the largest on the island and one of the largest around the Caribbean.

2100 persons attended the event, whereby players participated in 52 games for overloaded Christmas baskets with hams and turkeys, airline tickets, hotel stays, restaurant vouchers and many other prizes. There was also a door prize of a Christmas Basket and other consolation prizes that were raffled as well.

According to St. Maarten Lions Club President Davey Woods, “our club is very happy with enormous support from the public that came out to play last Saturday along with the great support of the business community that donated baskets and many prizes for the event.”

“Apart from all business that supported, we really have to mention our two major sponsors Windward Roads and St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies for their generosity over the last few years and yet again for this Bingo. This was by far our biggest and best Bingo ever and we will look for ways to make it even better,” said Woods.

The big cash prize winner at the 2016 Lions Christmas Bingo was Irene Visser who won US $1000. All proceeds raised from the Lion Wally Havertong Christmas Bingo Spectacular will be used by the Club for various worthwhile community projects on St. Maarten such as the recently completed Lion Nelson van de Linde Seniors Party, Christmas Feeding Program, Lion Rudy Health & Wellness Fair, Alcohol Awareness, Sight Awareness and the club tries its best to assist many individuals, social and sports organizations/ foundations throughout the year.

Upcoming events for the St. Maarten Lions Club include the celebration of the club’s 46th Anniversary on December 12, and the Lion Rudy Hoeve Health and Wellness Fair.

Members of the public may email [email protected]/* */ for more information about the club and its various projects and activities or take a look at the St. Maarten Lions Club Facebook page.

Source: The Daily Herald