Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Edisto Lions Club Expands BINGO in July 2017

Mayor Jane Darby calling BINGO on June 15
History in the making!
If you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to Edisto Island Lions Club summer Bingo games… Guess Again! Their twice-a-week summer Bingo games have been continuous since 1956 when the Lions Club building was constructed. This same building was damaged by Hurricane Matthew, and required extensive renovations. For the first time ever, due to high demand from summer vacationers, the Bingo games will be expanded during the first two weeks of July 2017. So for a limited time, get ready to play Bingo on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

Lions Clubs support vision programs
When I attended the June 15 Bingo games at Edisto I saw first hand how marvelous the building repairs turned out after Matthew left their facility swamped. The cinder block walls remained the same but the interior walls and ceiling were so degraded that major repairs were in order. Edisto Island Lions Club members solicited the building materials from community business leaders, and they did most of the repair work themselves. The inside of their building looks great with new carpet, fresh paint, and the air conditioning system keeps the Bingo playing conditions comfortable.

             Each Bingo session is an opportunity for a Lions Club volunteer to perform the duties of calling out the randomly drawn numbers that players use on their Bingo cards. On June 15 Edisto Beach Mayor Jane Darby, wife of Lions Club member Larry Darby, was handing those duties. “Each night we play 15 games of Bingo, with the first 9 games awarding prizes like a beach chair or game, while the last 6 games award cash prizes,” said Darby. “The Lions Club Bingo operates under the guidelines on the S.C. Department of Revenue, and by law we give back 50-percent of Bingo proceeds to the players.” 

To view the entire feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries from 2017 at Edisto click on Business of the YearI Love Edisto Auction - Tomato Open - Jim Bost Tourney - Summer Activities

To view past blog entries from 2016 at Edisto click on Jim Bost Memorial - Dolphin Slam - Cobia Tourney - Spring Shorebird Synergy - Bovine Bones on Beach - Edisto River book - 2016 Edisto Billfish Tourney

Another capacity crowd at Bingo on June 15

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