SUCKERGARDEN, Sint Maarten— For first time since being renamed after a St. Maarten Lions Club legend, the “Lion Wally Havertong Christmas Bingo Spectacular 2015” is scheduled for Saturday December 5th at the Festival Village in Philipsburg.
The St. Maarten Lions Club 1st Vice President, Lion Davey Woods of the Bingo Organizing Committee stated: “Planning and preparations for the annual Lions Christmas Bingo are well underway and we are happy to announce this to the general public exactly two months ahead of the date of the event. Bingo tickets will be available in a few weeks and can be purchased from any of our St. Maarten Lions Club members or at the Lions Civic Centre in Suckergarden”.
He further stated, ”The price per ticket has remained the same: US$10.- or ANG 20.- and it entitles you to one(1) bingo card. There will be numerous chances to win prizes, including: Overloaded Christmas Baskets, Electronics, dinners at participating restaurants, travel vouchers to various destinations and a grand prize of Santa Bag which is US$ 1,000 cash money. The business community will be asked to assist the Christmas Bingo by donating baskets and other prizes. For all those who enjoy hearing Lion Wally Havertong sound-off the numbers while asking if “anybody bingo?”, we encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance and arrive on time as we are slated to begin at 8pm sharp at the Festival Village.”
The Lions Club of St. Maarten admits that this is one of the most loved signature projects that the club holds on annual basis and also it’s biggest fundraiser. The Lions Christmas Bingo is not only a fun game for the entire family and friends, it also offers opportunities to win prizes which are in tune with what a winner would need during the Christmas Season, and even more so, it is the most important project to the club because the proceeds are used to touch so many in our community that require assistance throughout the Lionistic year. The community at large is welcome and the St. Maarten Lions Club is in full gear to ensure that the “Lion Wally Havertong Christmas Bingo Spectacular 2015” is enjoyed by all.
St. Maarten Lions Club member Past District Governor Lion Wally Havertong PMJF (on right) after who the Lions Christmas Bingo is named, calling numbers at last year’s bingo while Lion Sandra Hennis assists him.