Bloomin Bunco for the Algonquin Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry
This is a public service announcement from the fine folks at the ALITH Interfaith Food Pantry:
With scores of women regularly playing throughout the community, Bunco is more than just a game, it’s an opportunity to socialize… and come out in support of important causes. Last year the Algonquin – Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry hosted their first Bloomin’ Bunco fundraiser, hosting hundreds of women who enjoyed an evening of fun and friendship while raising money to help hungry families in our community. The event was a crowd pleaser and raised thousands of dollars which helped fill the shelves at the Pantry with food and personal care items. The need for these items still exists more than ever.
Last year at this time the Food Pantry was serving 269 families; six months later that number had risen to 347 hungry families and every month the numbers increase. In March of this year, the Pantry will move to their new and improved facility at 1113 Pyott Road in Lake in the Hills which offers much more space and dozens of shelves that will need to be stocked. The good news is you can help make a difference in the lives of your hurting neighbors by participating in this year’s second annual Bloomin’ Bunco Benefit! Begin organizing your own pod of 12 players or plan to come with a couple of friends for this evening of fun and laughter which will include three rounds of Bunco, complimentary desserts, raffles, Bunco prizes and a gentlemen staff to serve you. The event will take place on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM at Neubert Elementary School in Algonquin; admission is $25.00 per player. Preregistration is required and space is limited so visit www.alith-foodpantry.org to reserve your spot today!
If you can’t attend this year’s Bloomin’ Bunco Benefit but would still like to help make a difference in the lives of those in need, consider becoming an event sponsor or donating an item for the raffle table. Contact event coordinator, Carol Platt at 847-658-4105 or firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsor information or to make a donation. All proceeds from this event will be used to stock the shelves at the Algonquin, Lake in the Hills Food Pantry.
AS A REMINDER, A MISS MARY WILL BE RAFFLED OFF. Also the great team of Sweet Ladies will be donating all the sweets for the event.