Our fundraising event raised $ and fun for our Club. It was the first time that our Club has benefited directly from the Monday & Wednesday night bingo games at Hamburger Mary’s, a local eatery with a twist. It was our turn to sell tickets to customers who became friends of Zonta as they played bingo and competed in drawings for Florida lottery tickets and split-the-pot raffle to raise money for our service and advocacy efforts in Pinellas County.
The bingo club hostesses at Hamburger Mary’s are elegantly and provocatively dressed with out-sized personalities, too. We thoroughly enjoyed the time with Stephanie, the “hostess” for our fundraiser in April. Donna Lancaster, our president, gamely stood up next to Stephanie (see below). Marcie and Vildana reached out to patrons to sell tickets throughout the restaurant. Their efforts were supported by Stephanie’s frequent encouragements to the crowd to support our work. Donna’s compelling, concise overview also stimulated restaurant guests to reach again into their pockets.
A good time was had by all AND we raised more than $1,100 for our future efforts. See evidence of our excellent evening below.