Bingo Committee, along with the In-Charge and Cashier persons, met on
January 14, 2010, to make a recommendation about Bingo here at St. Joseph's.
After studying the profit and loss figures from these past several years,
it was recommended to discontinue Bingo and this recommendation was accepted.
ST. JOSEPH'S LAST BINGO GAME WAS
Saturday, January 23, 2010
associated with St. Joseph School wishes to thank all of the volunteers
and especially the Bingo Committee. During these past three years we have
been meeting and planning, and praying and working and trying everything
in the hope that Bingo would "turn around". This did not happen.
All efforts will be focused in some new directions for fundraising (click
here for upcoming events). [See below for area Bingo game info.]
YOU KNOW? . . .
The Bingo Program at St. Joseph's was originally run by the Mantua Knights
of Columbus at Round-Up Hall located at Round-Up Lake Campground (now
known as Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park on St. Rt. 82 in Mantua). The K of
C donated most of the profits to St. Joseph Church (this was before the
existence of St. Joseph School).
Around 1964 and the time when Fr. Francis Hughes was building the campaign
for the new school, the Portage County prosecutor cut all Bingo fundraising
in the county. This is when Fr. John Wirtz, Associate Pastor, started
the Ox Roast Fair, roller skating, and the 300 Club as fundraisers to
support the new school.
During Fr. Francis Snock's time (around 1967), Bingo was once again allowed
and the church brought back Bingo as a fundraiser in the parish hall.
Parishioners from the Men's Club ran the program at this time. Around
1995 the school took over St. Joseph's Bingo program, providing most of
the volunteers. All of the proceeds from this school fundraiser went toward
the operation of the school and its success helps to keep tuition costs
down. Due to declining attendance and revenue, the decision was made to
end the program on January 23, 2010.
Joan of Arc Parish - ENDED May 20, 2012
8894 St. Rt. 14, Streetsboro, OH - 330.626.2446
Ambrose Church - Tuesdays, Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; Games start
at 6:45 p.m.
10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville, OH - 330.527.4105
Elks Lodge #1076 - Sundays
776 N. Freedom St., Ravenna, OH - 330.296.9583
County Senior Citizen Services
Helen's - Wednesdays
12060 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, OH - 440.338.3358
To Independence - Fridays at 6:45 p.m.
4960 South Prospect St. (St. Rt. 44), Ravenna, OH - 330.296.8111
Rita Church - Fridays
32820 Baldwin Rd., Solon, OH - 440.248.1350
(near Solon Blvd. & Aurora Rd.)
Youth Baseball Bingo - Mondays & Tuesdays
4157 Hudson Dr., Stow, OH - 330.322.8599
#4738 - Wednesdays & Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
3733 Fishcreek Rd., Stow, OH - 330.677.8920
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