After organizing a highly successful inaugural Drive-in Bingo night on the Bank Holiday Monday the 2nd of August, the Bantry Bay Lions decided to host another one on Sunday September 12th in the SuperValu car park in Bantry.
This was a fully Covid compliant event since everyone remained inside their car for the duration of the bingo. It was a real innovative way of playing bingo, using a projector to display the numbers, loud speakers and also participants were able to tune in their car radios to hear the numbers being called. With 11 games per bingo book, cash prizes were given for a line and a full house per game and the bingo ran for approximately two hours. A raffle was also held during the half time break, with all prizes being generously donated by members of Bantry Bay Lions Club.
The event was well attended and the proceeds were donated to the Bantry Inshore Search & Rescue Association (BISRA).
The Bantry Bay Lions would like to thank everyone who came out to play bingo for their support. Special thanks to SuperValu and Cork County Council for use of the car park, Barrett’s Agri for the use of a covered lorry to allow for the inclement weather and DJ Jay for all the equipment and for calling out the numbers.
We made a profit of €395.80 for the Bantry Inshore Search and Rescue Association.
Report from John Dervan, Club PRO