Knights of Columbus plan annual turkey bingo Nov. 23.
Someone might hand winners a turkey if they yell bingo at the Church of St. Michael on Nov. 23.
The Farmington Knights of Columbus Council 2400 will hold its annual Turkey Bingo from 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 23 at the church at 22120 Denmark Ave. Proceeds from the event will go to helping the Farmington Food Shelf.
The fundraiser has been happening for at least a decade. Over the last three years the Knights have raised $5,100 for the food shelf. Last year was its best ever, raising $2,300.
The cost to play is $7 per person and a family maximum is $25.
With the holidays coming up, this is a good time fill up the food shelf, according to Deputy Grand Knight David Welch.
“(It’s) a great time to donate for the families that are less fortunate,” Welch said. “However, we shouldn’t forget about the need the rest of the year because there’s always a need regardless of seasons.”
They’re expecting 200-300 people.
Players vie for 30 turkeys and there are also cash prizes. The Knights of Columbus also donate 50 more turkeys to the food shelf.
Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. On the menu are sloppy joes, chips, pickles, potato salad and desert. During bingo, ice cream, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.
The event will have between 30 and 40 volunteers who organize, advertise, set up, cook, serve, call bingo numbers, bus tables and clean.
“It all seems to go by so fast and it’s a lot of fun,” Welch said.
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal nonprofit charitable service organization. It works with the food shelf throughout the year. During their monthly meetings, members bring in food to donate. They also focus their efforts on DARTS, Toys for Town, and other Catholic organizations.
This is their biggest fundraiser next to the Spaghetti Bingo in February.