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‘Bingo for Bags’ to benefit Dr. Goodall’s House, Virginia’s House

‘Bingo for Bags’ to benefit Dr. Goodall’s House, Virginia’s House
January 05
08:11 2019

On Thursday, Feb. 7, a fundraiser involving an evening of dinner, bingo and designer handbags will benefit Dr. Goodall’s House in Breckenridge and Virginia’s House in Graham. This year’s “Bingo for Bags” event will be at the Young County Arena with doors opening at 5 p.m.

The dinner, catered by Dos Chiles, will be served at 5:30 p.m.,  and bingo will begin at 6 p.m.

Attendees will play bingo to win designer handbags, and there will be a silent auction for vintage handbags as well. Local first responders from Stephens and Young counties will be the  models for the designer bags.

Sponsor tables are available for $1,000. Each table seats 10 guests who will receive a Sangria Spritzer; taco dinner; two drink tickets for choice of a glass of wine, beer or soda; chips, queso and salsa; and 25 bingo cards per guest. Sponsors also will receive a mention in all Bingo for Bags publications.

Some individual tickets will be for sale for $30 each; the deadline to purchase individual tickets is Jan. 31. Also, extra bingo cards and beverages will be available at the event for an additional charge.

This is the second Bingo for Bags fundraiser for Dr. Goodall’s/Virginia’s House. The first event was in 2017, and the organizers are planning on hosting the fundraiser every other year.

For more information, call 254-559-4430 or contact Dr. Goodall’s House at 254-559-5451 or Virginia’s House at 940-549-9829. Additionally, members of the Bingo for Bags committee can answer questions: Tristan Boler Hampton, Anne Street Skipper, Michelle McGee, Julie Albritton, Jimi Bates, Madilon Clark, Susie Cross, Tonya Fellows, Betsy Figg, Jeannine Herrington, Becky Karper, Lisa Little, Kelly Riddle, Susan Skidmore, Valerie Skidmore, and Trish Remington, director of Virginia’s House.

Dr. Goodall’s House and Virginia’s House are family resource centers providing child advocacy services for Stephens, Young and Throckmorton counties. They offer four child-focused programs: Children’s Advocacy Center, CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocate, Mentor/Prevention Programs, and Crime Victims Assistance.

Dr. Goodall’s House is located at 201 S. Geneva St. in Breckenridge, and Virginia’s House is at 729 Elm St. in Graham.

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