By: Nathan Jeffersnjeffers@heartlandpublications.com
October 5, 2012
POINT PLEASANT — Bingo!
Everyone knows the meaning of this word when shouted out in a room full of people just one number away from completing a row or column of their own. Those who thrive off this kind of anticipation have the opportunity to do so here in Point Pleasant at the same time as supporting various local non-profit organizations and other events around the community.
According to Todd Bowen, owner of Panchos who also works with the bingo games, proceeds from the bingo games have already gone to help fund youth sports leagues, the police department, the city of Point Pleasant, the Mason County Chamber of Commerce, as well as other well-known charities such as the March of Dimes. Bowen stated they really like to focus on organizations and groups with children involved. He continued, saying they hope to donate to the high school as well in the future.
Bingo games are played every Thursday and Friday night, with the doors opening at 4 p.m., earlybird session starting at 5:30 p.m., and regular session starting at 6:30 p.m. Super Bingo games are also played on the first Saturday of the month, the next one being tonight, Oct. 6. On Saturday, it was reported that doors open at 1 p.m., with earlybird session at 2:30 p.m., and regular session at 4 p.m.
Bowen also stated they are only one of three groups who are licensed in the state to hold the Super Bingo Games, and they also have the biggest payout in the region. The bingo games are held at the Event Center, located at 44 Cape Lane. Bowen also stated the Event Center, the former Save-a-Lot location which has been renovated, is also being rented out for other events such as weddings and receptions.
For more information on the bingo games, visit www.playpointbingo.com.