BINGO is a game of chance, but it’s more than luck that makes Scotts Mills’ annual BINGO night fundraiser a huge success. Thanks to the Scotts Mills Parent Teacher Community Club – along with help from students, staff, families and local business owners – BINGO night is a celebration of kids, families and community that also brings in much needed funds to support education.
“Our PTCC does an incredible job of putting together such a well-organized event,” said Scotts Mills Principal Kirstin Jorgenson. “They worked tirelessly to get donations, advertise the event, and just put in the extra time to make it such a success. Our PTCC is extremely supportive and willing to help our students, staff, school in any way they can.”
According to Jorgenson, this year’s BINGO night silent auction included more than $14,000 in donated prizes and an impressive collection of student artwork including a canvas print of a Veteran’s flag created by kinder students hand prints, a platter decorated with 3rd and 4th graders’ thumb prints made into people, and a hand-made quilt with panels decorated by students in each classroom. Local businesses like Acorn Dentistry and Engelman Electric were also key supporters.
Last year’s BINGO night raised more than $10,000 to support field trips and student activities. This year’s event brought in more than $10,500 that the PTCC will use to help support various events including field trips, activities, and technology.
”I’m fairly new to this community and I can’t believe how willing so many people are to contribute and volunteer to help this school! This experience has been truly humbling and I am so excited to be a part of such a great community and school,” said PTCC member Bonnie Ehredt, who chaired this year’s BINGO night.
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Scotts Mills School BINGO night.