GODFREY — The Junior League of Greater Alton is hoping its upcoming Cosmic Bingo event receives glowing reviews.
On Saturday, Jan. 31, Greater Alton’s first glow-in-the-dark Cosmic Bingo will be held at the Godfrey K.C. Hall on Stamper Lane.
“We are really excited about introducing the area to the first of its kind Cosmic Bingo event,” JLGA member and event organizer Kim Claussen said. “This is sure to be a fun event, and the proceeds of the event will help fund Junior League’s mission to support women and children in the River Bend area.”
Founded in 1952, the league is a not-for-profit organization of local women that promotes volunteerism and the well-being of women and children in our community. Funds raised help support numerous community initiatives and projects such as “Kids in the Kitchen,” which through educational endeavors combats childhood obesity.
Tickets for Cosmic Bingo are $25 per person and include six paper cards, a cosmic dauber and festive hat. Additional game cards will be available for purchase, and sponsorships are being sold to businesses and individuals hoping to reach a wide audience. More than $1,000 in prizes will be awarded.
Participants must be 18 to attend. A cash bar will be provided, and guests are invited to bring in their own snacks for the evening.
Glow-in-the-dark bingo has been gaining popularity throughout the Midwest in the last few years, with major events held in cities such as Kansas City, Mo., and Springfield, Ill.
So search your closets for that old glow-in-the-dark attire you know you still have hiding somewhere (or at least wear bright colors to make yourself really stand out under the black light!).
No, this is definitely not your grandma’s bingo. I guess you might call it “bing-GLOW.”
Doors open at 6 p.m. with the event beginning at 7 p.m. Due to limited seating, the purchase of advance tickets is recommended. For more information, call Kim at (618) 410-6171 or Amber at (618) 401-1499.