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Black Light Bingo Bash set in St. Martins

Black Light Bingo Bash set in St. Martins

January 15th, 2019 by Danisha Hogue in Local News

They take bingo to a whole new level at the St. Martins Knights of Columbus Black Light Bash Bingo.

"It's kind of a loud event; it's not your grandmother's bingo," Ambrose Buechter said. He and Vic Lovell are co-chairmen of the event.

Singing, dancing and cash prizes will kick off the event when doors open at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Knights of Columbus will donate half the proceeds to Special Olympics Missouri Training for Life Campus and half to Central Missouri Honor Flight.

"We know that both of them are very needy for the support, and Vic is passionate about the honor flight. He's a past veteran, and I'm passionate about the Special Olympics," Buechter said.

Last year was the first time an event was held to raise funds for Central Missouri Honor Flight. Officials said about $18,000 was donated.

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"It's a way that we try to raise funds for the causes we feel are worth (it)," Buechter said.

To date, the club has raised $38,000 for the Special Olympics.

Individual signups are $30 and include bingo sheets, markers and a glow souvenir. A table of eight is $240. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries, nachos and drinks will be available for purchase.

Donations may be sent to St. Martins K of C, 537 Route T in St. Martins.

Bingo will begin at 7 p.m. and is expected to end around 10 p.m.

Contact Buechter at 573-418-3564 or Lovell at 573-690-3544 for more information including weather-related arrangements.

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