Letters to the Editor

Bingo Night raises scholarship dollars

On Saturday, Sept. 30, Arlington Dollars for Scholars held a bingo fundraiser at Presidents Elementary School. Our theme was Lets Dine Out, and thanks to the absolutely overwhelming generosity of a number of our local restaurants, we were able to present prizes to 25 people for gift certificates of dinners for two.
That means that all of the money raised from the bingo night will go into scholarships. We want to specifically thank the following restaurants: Alfys Pizza, Bistro San Martin, Broosters, Buzz Inn Steak House, El Gitano Mexican Restaurant, Hong Kong Restaurant, La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, The Local Scoop, Arlington McDonalds, Nadines All American Restaurant, OBrien Turkey House, Ouis Thai Restaurant, Paraiso Mexican Restaurant and Wellers Chalet inn.
This is a wonderful benefit to our scholarship program, but it gets even better. Through the generosity of sponsorships of our event from Mary Ann Monty at Ramo Reality, John Meno at Edward Jones, and Dave Surface, a long time supporter of Dollars for Scholars, as well as donations from Steve Peiffle at Bailey, Duskin, Peiffle and Canfield, and Nancy Holiman at Arlington Frontier Bank, enough money was raised to match what was raised at the event.
It is especially meaningful to see our community pull together to help provide scholarships for Arlington students. And while our Arlington Dollars for Scholars Bingo Night was for a very worthwhile cause, it should also be noted that it was a lot of fun. With great bingo prizes, music, balloons, pizza, a best hat competition, a kids-only game and random prizes, it was a terrific evening that ended with the sweet smell of success for Arlington students.
Valerie Bradford
President, Arlington Dollars for Scholars

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