Lions prepare for Christmas Bingo

Lions Club members during their sale of tickets for their annual Bingo at the Festival Village this Saturday. (Andrew Dick photo)

SUCKER GARDEN–The St. Maarten Lions Club sold tickets for the Lion Wally Havertong Christmas Bingo Spectacular at the Lions Den on Sucker Garden Road next to SOL gas station this past Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

  Drivers and neighbourhood residents stopped by and purchased tickets for a chance to win spectacular prizes for a good cause. Anticipation for this popular fundraising Bingo which hosts more than 2,000 persons is growing among the public and they can purchase their US $10 tickets in advance to avoid long lines at the Festival Village gate on Saturday, December 3, according to the Club.

  All proceeds raised from the Christmas Bingo Spectacular will be used for worthwhile projects for the community of St. Maarten. The organisation will call 51 Bingo games for overloaded goody baskets and airline tickets on Air France/KLM, PAWA. InselAir and Windward Islands Airways Winair, among others, along with various dinner vouchers and other consolation prizes. The final grand prize for the evening is Santa’s Bag of NAf. 2,000 cash.

  The gates open at 6:30pm on the night of the Bingo for the public to obtain their Bingo cards. The first Bingo game will be called at 8:00pm sharp by Past District Governor Lion Wally Havertong.

  Drinks, food and snacks will be on sale all night and the general public is urged to purchase tickets as soon as possible on Saturday, from any Lion member or at the Festival Village gate where there will be a limited supply of tickets.

TV personality Elton Richardson convincing a taxi driver why she should purchase more than one bingo ticket.

Source: The Daily Herald