SBA Bingo Brings Big Fun to the Polish Falcons

SBA Alumnae Bingo

The SBA Cash Bingo has returned to the Polish Falcons Club on East 3rd Street. In case you missed the last cash bingo event in April, the next bingo event will be bigger than ever and holiday-themed. The SBA alumnae are planning a very special Christmas in July cash bingo on July 18. This annual Christmas-themed game ties in the best of the excitement of bingo and the delights of the winter holiday.

Board member Val Purzycki, '88, organizes the Bingo events and supervises the following of COVID restrictions—as a staff person at Polish Falcons, she had already marked the spacing and is familiar with the food and beverage guidelines. Players are required to wear masks when moving about and not seated in socially distanced seating. "We sell tickets ahead of time to be sure we do not have to turn people away at the door. In addition to having fun, everyone was careful to keep the proper distance so we'd all be safe," said Darlene Kerstetter, '82, St. Benedict Academy Alumnae Association President.

“The $100.00 instant lottery tree continues to be a big success as well as the 50/50 drawing. Another game to keep the fun going is ‘money in the box.’ Tips are sold for $1.00 each, and the winner picks a box. Each box had a cash amount between $45 and $75,” explained Darlene. “The final coverall bingo paid $300.00 plus whatever number they won on. For example, if they won on N 34 they won 334.00!”

The money raised from cash bingo helps cover SBA Alum Association expenses, including printing and mailings, and scholarships to family members of SBA alumnae who attend Catholic schools. It is also a means for the alumnae to support the Benedictine Sisters and their ministries. “We are grateful we can help in some way. The sisters made the SBA experience what it was for us, and even after all these years we continue to live the Benedictine values they taught us," said Darlene.

Cash Bingo is open to the public. The next SBA Bingo is taking a short break, but bingo will be back in July with Christmas in July cash bingo at the Polish Falcons on East 3rd Street. Seats are limited. If you are interested in reserving seats or for more info about upcoming dates call Valerie at 814-566-3624.

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