CROSBY – The beautiful David H. McNerney Amerian Legion Hall Post #658 was fully decked out for a circus like atmosphere as the local Chamber of Commerce held their second purse bingo competition there Nov. 13.
The event was also held in Stonebridge at Newport at the same time with the same numbers called thanks to modern technical convenience of simulcast Live Stream after 5:30 p.m.
The purses are actual pocketbooks and accessories from the pricey designer lines of Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi and others. Raffles were held for pricey bags and a 52 pick up in two separate games added some variety.
The format is a straight line bingo, letter and number to be called out and displayed on an electronic bingo board as players sit at group tables, following the letter-number calls.
According to Chamber President Kim Harris, “Purse Bingo was a big success. Even holding it at two locations due to COVID capacity, we had 150 or more people at each location when our capacity was 350 total for both. We are certainly looking forward to hosting this again.”