We are excited to announce the reopening of Bingo on May 5th, 2021.  Yes, Bingo is back but modified from our pre-Covid life.  Cards will continue to be offered at $2 each and a participant can play as many cards as they wish.  Sadly, during this time our meals program and the sale of ice cream and root beer floats will not be offered but will be brought back as soon as it is safe to do so.  New players will be offered a voucher for a root beer float to be redeemed at a later date.

The doors will be unlocked at 5 pm with Bingo beginning at 6 pm.  Because the center’s primary mission is serving our senior community through our meals program, it will be critical that we follow some temporary restrictions to avoid bring Covid-19 into the center.  Keep in mind that as quickly as the Panhandle Health District and our Board of Directors clear us for normal operation these temporary restrictions will be lifted.  These requirements are listed below:

  • Each participant will be required to have at least their first vaccination.
  • Seating capacity will be limited to 4 participants (including volunteers) at each table, 40-person maximum without exception.
  • Participants will be encouraged to socially distance and are required to wear masks inside the building until seated (per Board protocol for the meals program).  Once seated your mask can be removed.  The goal is to provide a worry-free environment for all participants and safeguard the center from contamination.
  • Participants can bring their own meals for personal consumption only if desired.
  • There are a couple of safety features being added.  Until we are notified otherwise, participants will no longer be able to choose their own cards.  Instead, a masked volunteer will hand them the number of cards they purchased.  Additionally, exchanging cards at the break will not be offered.  Minimizing the duplicate contacts with cards reduces the chance of contamination.  These safety features are temporary.  We will reintroduce the normal procedures as quickly as we are allowed.
  • Individually wrapped candies and packaged chips will still be available for purchase as will water and soda.

We will use guidance from the Panhandle Health District to guide our safety decisions and direction from our SASi Board of Directors.  We feel certain that following their recommendations will be in the best interest of our participants safety and well-being.

Some difficult decisions had to be made in order to safely bring back the Bingo games.  Hopefully all of you will support them and understand this is temporary.  Irene and I can’t tell you how much we are looking forward to seeing you all again.  Have a question?  Feel free to give one of us a call.  Till the 5th


Irene Hutchinson
Bingo Manager

Adele Martin
Bingo Director