Trying to keep game ‘bin-going’

GROVE CITY — All are invited to play bingo from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays year-round at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 5265 Placida Road in Grove City. Proceeds benefit the church. According to Joe Lemire, head of bingo, the church is trying to keep bingo going but is struggling with snowbirds leaving the area. Snowbirds comprise almost half the attendance for Monday bingo in season at around 100. With snowbirds gone, up to 60 attend on average. The church has been offering bingo since opening in 1978. For more information on bingo, call the church at 941-697-4899.

Rita DeGuire volunteers as a cashier at St. Francis of Assisi Church Monday during bingo.

Rotonda resident Suzy Carder plays bingo at St. Francis of Assisi Church Mondays.

SUN PHOTOS BY TOM CHANG Wisconsin resident Pat Mallek, New York residents Charles and Alice Muth, and Rotonda resident Martha Rebeck play bingo at St. Francis of Assisi Church Monday in Grove City.

Stella Lemire, Gerry Chesney, Jeannette Bolsclair and Kathy Altenburg volunteer in the kitchen at St. Francis Mondays during bingo.

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About Tom

Tom Chang is a freelance journalist with a background in multimedia journalism and web publishing. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of South Florida St.Petersburg. He graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications at USF Tampa. Tom's interests include a little bit of everything from entertainment to sports. He also wishes to delve into creative writing writing sci-fi/fantasy stories. Tom was recently the Online Editor for USF St. Petersburg's the Crow's Nest, he joined the staff in January 2010 where he started freelance writing, photographing, copy editing and later became a staff writer. Tom’s freelance experience in journalism amassed a wide range of companies including Creative Loafing, The Focus Magazine, Lutz News, Examiner.com, and Tampa Tribune.
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