Last night was the Middle School family bingo night. I was cooerced into helping the PTA put on this big activity. I want to volunteer my time at the middle school, just not so much at a bingo night. But I helped anyway.
I attended 2 planning meetings where we spent hours deciding if 15 bingo games was too much and if we should charge more for water than soda. I helped address envelopes to local businesses asking for donations. (Which I thought was so silly, why would they donate to a Bingo Night?)
Hannah had a YW camp certification activity, so she couldn't go, and I was trying to think of a way to just not go, but we went early and helped set up. Then passed out sodas. Then we played BINGO. And Emily and Sydney loved it!
And we won! We won! BINGO!
Emily won a bingo round and recieved a Spa Gift basket full of bubble bath and lotion and an eye mask. She was so cute when she yelled out BINGO and ran to the front of the room for her prize.
John won a door prize drawing of $25 to City Mill - a local hardware store. Yippee!
And I won a box of hand blown wine glasses! We don't drink a lot of wine, and one of the other mom's had talked and talked about those glasses, so when they won a basket of cards and paper, we traded.
The prizes were incredible: a $100 gift card to Walmart, $50 to a game place, lots of restaurant $ cards, a family zoo membership, fun gift baskets, 10 free hot wings at Hooters!, a $50 jewelry card, and 43 $1 Wendy's coupons! I was so suprised by all the donations. How generous.
So BINGO Night was fun. We had a fun time setting up and cleaning up. We enjoyed the pizza and only spilled a little bit of our soda. We had fun marking our bingo cards, and we LOVED winning! When we left, John was still wondering when we were going to sing about the dog...
Is Bingo like gambling?