Baking to Boot Cancer is the theme of the sixth annual Baking Bingo event sponsored by the Limestone for Angels & Survivors Relay for Life team.
The games party is scheduled for March 3 at the Limestone Community Building on U.S. 250 South in Marshall County. Doors will open at noon. Buy your bingo card at the door. Lunch items will be available and include homemade noodles, kielbasa and kraut, mashed potatoes, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, sauce dogs, sloppy jo sandwiches, iced tea, coffee and water. There will be a goody table with a wide selection of cookies, pie, bread, cake and candy (all made by team and church members).
There will be tables available in a separate area for those who wish to have lunch without staying to play the games. A Chinese auction table will feature: Mary Kay products; Thirty-One bag; an Italian basket; Pittsburgh Pirate items; RFL insulated bag, a Fenton glass bowl, and much more. A quilt raffle, 50/50 drawing, Initials Inc. tickets and luminaries also will be available.
This event features 16 games of straight-line bingo with each game winner to receive a baked food product in a reusable container. Some of this year’s prizes includes cakes, pies, savory dishes and a cheesecake from a well-known bakery in the area. One of the savory casseroles will be in a Pioneer Woman glass dish.
A cover-all game will conclude the event. An Italian Gift basket will be the prize. The contents of the basket include Italian food, wine, spaghetti bowl and numerous other gadgets and utensils as well as gift cards for area restaurants. This basket is worth well over $100.
The Limestone Relay for Life team is comprised of members of the Limestone Presbyterian Church and friends. After hosting this event for three years in the church fellowship hall, the crowd grew too large for the space. The members of the Limestone Community Association graciously donated the Community Building and became “in-kind” sponsors of the Relay for Life of Marshall County.
Each year team, church and community members have taken part in promoting this event by donating food, baking prizes, making quilts, and carrying out duties at the bingo to assure that it runs smoothly, and guests have a good time. The idea for this unique fundraiser was conceived by team member Rita Young, who is a cancer survivor and fully appreciates the mission of Relay for Life. All proceeds from this and other team fundraisers go toward the American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life of Marshall County. The funds are used for cancer research, screenings, prevention and patient support.
For questions, call Karen Coffield at 304-845-8655.