The “Hot Bingo and Cold Beer Tent” at the June 30th Hickory Hills Street Fair was, once again, a huge success. The tent was busy from 12 Noon until 6:30 p.m. with bingo players having fun in the parking lot donated by Gary Bukovsky State Farm Insurance at 9251 South Roberts Road.
In addition to being a fun event, the bingo tent was also a fundraiser for deserving local organizations. After expenses, net proceeds were $2,368.89, which were evenly divided among the Sertoma Speech and Hearing Center, the Hickory Hills Senior Task Force and the Hills Chamber of Commerce.
Alderman Tom McAvoy (3rd), who coordinates the bingo tent operation, thanked the dozens of volunteers who “pitched in” to help run the games and work the beer concession.
In addition to the regular “split the pot” payoffs, winners were also awarded “bonus” raffle prizes donated by a host of local businesses. The bonus prizes (which totaled over $12,537.00 in value) included cash, gift certificates and products.
Mayor Mike Howley, Ald. McAvoy and the City Council extend their appreciation to the businesses listed below, which donated bonus prizes.
BINGO GAME BONUS PRIZE DONATING BUSINESSES