Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 Presents Beach Giveaway
The Knights of Columbus Charity Bingo at Leeds Civic Center brought its largest attendance yet with 97 people on Friday, July 8, for this charity event. Just before the games began, an impassioned announcement was made that they would draw the winning tickets for their major fundraising campaign of the year; the Condo Beach trip, Outdoor package and the Restaurant Gift Card Package. Don Tice explained to all that the 23 unsold tickets would leave the charity organization short of their $6000 goal. Within 10 minutes of making that announcement, their great bingo family purchased all remaining tickets. The Knights of Columbus Leeds Council #5597 would like to thank everyone who bought one or more of the 300 available tickets.
Dylan Sebastian, a member of Moody Miracle League, assisting in the drawing of the fundraising ticket prize winners.
Main Photo of 1st Prize Winner: Don Tice with Kay Simmons – 1st Prize Beach Getaway. 2nd Prize Photo: Susan Blankenship. 3rd Prize Photo: Cedric Mayberry with Don Tice. All Photos courtesy of Don Tice
First place winner of the Orange Beach Condo, a 3-night, 4-day prize featuring 3 bed rooms and 4 baths, was Kay Simmons. The condo is provided by Tommy Robinson of Brett/Robinson of Orange Beach, AL. In addition to the condo, Kay also won $500 CASH! Kay purchased her winning ticket on a previous Bingo night. This first prize is a $2500 value.
Second place winner was Susan Blankenship who purchased her winning ticket at a recent Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Susan won the Outdoor Package. That package included a set of Professional Corn Hole Boards with bags provided by Matt Hageman, owner of Alabama Corn Hole. Susan will also receive a Fire Pit provided by Tractor Supply of Moody, an 8-Man Camping Tent, two Queen Air Mattresses and an Air Pump all provided by Bass Pro Shops and a Portable Army Cot in an over the shoulder Carrying Bag capable of supporting up to 300 pounds provided by GOCot of Ashville, AL. This package was a $960 value.
Third Place winner was Cedric Mayberry. Cedric took home a great prize of $600 in Restaurant Gift Cards for various restaurants in the Irondale, Leeds, Moody and Odenville areas. Cedric purchased his winning ticket when the Knights set up outside Carpenetti's Pizzeria in Moody.
All monies raised from this campaign will return to various charities in the greater Leeds area to include Leeds, Moody, Branchville and Odenville.
Each year with benefits from this fundraising event, The Knights of Columbus Council #5597 of Leeds, Alabama awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior in appreciation to Mr. Tommy Robinson who provides the Condo at either Phoenix West or Phoenix West ll at Orange Beach. We will announce the recipient of this year's scholarship at a later date.
The Knights of Columbus Leeds Council #5597 is a faith-based, nonprofit, charitable organization with more than 75 members in Metro Leeds, dedicated to serving those in need. Their central objectives are charity, unity and patriotism. Charity includes time, talents and fiscal assistance. This group is open to men that are 18 years old and up. They meet monthly at Leeds Civic Center. Their local fundraisers to support their charity work include their Tootsie Roll Drive, annual Beach Giveaway and Bingo. Bingo is held twice a month on the first and third Fridays, unless otherwise specified. The next Bingo is scheduled for Friday, July 22, at Leeds Civic Center. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and Bingo begins at 6:00 p.m. Food is available for purchase. This bi-monthly event is a great way to go out for a fun evening and play for cash prizes while fundraising for local charitable causes.
For more information about Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597, please visit http://everyoneleeds.com/leeds-knights-of-columbus/ or contact Dr. Bill Watkins, Trustee Council 5597-Leeds, at firstname.lastname@example.org, Grand Knight Tony Hill at email@example.com or Don Tice at firstname.lastname@example.org.