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Rotary Club’s Third Annual Bingo and Charity Event

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Fun and games will be the order of the day at an upcoming Hernando County fund-raiser, and as guests enjoy a classic parlor game, they’ll be enriching the lives of young people across the county.

The Rotary Club of Spring Hill will be hosting its Third Annual Bingo and Charity Event at the Masaryktown Community Center on Sunday, October 8, 2023. Doors open at 3 p.m., and dinner and drinks (beer and wine are available) will be served. Game prizes will be available valued at $50–250, with a total of more than $1500 to be awarded.

“There will be games and an opportunity to view the many beautiful raffle baskets until Bingo begins at 5 p.m.,” said Silvia Dukes, bingo event chair of the Rotary Club of Spring Hill.
The Rotary Club of Spring Hill is a not-for-profit community service organization, part of Rotary International, one of the largest service organizations in the world. The mission of Rotary is to “provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_International)

“All proceeds from the event will stay local to meet the needs of our community,” said Dukes, “and the many projects the Rotary Club of Spring Hill is involved in throughout the year, with a special focus on children and youth.”

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Examples of these projects and involvement are:

  • The annual distribution of dictionaries to all third graders in Hernando County as part of a nationwide program serving schools and kids throughout America
  • Full sponsorship of high school students to attend a one-week leadership program, “Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders.”
  • Participation in the development of the new Splash Park, encompassing a 6,000-square-foot area at Anderson Snow Park, is a collaborative effort between all Hernando County Rotary clubs and Hernando County. This elaborate, brightly adorned park will feature a vast assortment of decorative, playful water features, fences, lovely landscaping, a new bathhouse and changing area and its own additional parking area.
  • An annual holiday program for underserved kids, usually conducted in cooperation with other community organizations.

“The Rotary Club of Spring Hill also provides support to other community organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, People Helping People, Early Learning Coalition, and special causes such as support for Drowning Prevention Programs,” said Dukes. “We are especially excited to launch a new “Reality Check” Program in the near future that is aimed to teach basic life skills to students.”

Tickets to the event are $30 per person and include a bingo package with dauber, dinner and a drink. Tickets are available on Eventbrite, or call Silvia at 352-584-7441 or Mary at 813-714-5358. Advance reservations are encouraged for food planning purposes.

Raffle sponsorships (involving baskets or gift certificates, with the opportunity to include marketing materials) will be accepted until October 6, 2023. Please contact Silvia at 352-584-7441 or [email protected] for information about raffle sponsorships.

Donations are tax-deductible when checks are made payable to the “Rotary Club of Spring Hill Foundation”, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, and can be mailed to the Rotary Club of Spring Hill, PO Box 5737, Spring Hill, FL 34611.

Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey is a features journalist and author who is the winner of Florida Press Association honors and a certificate of appreciation from LINCS (Family Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force) and Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center for her newspaper coverage of these issues. She graduated cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., with a journalism major and English/sociology minor, and previously wrote for publications that include the Pasco editions of The Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. A native of Indiana, she lives in Florida.
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