Bingo games are played at 10 a.m. every Friday at the Osage County Senior Center, 604 Market St., Osage City. Each player is expected to bring a prize worth at least two dollars. The prize should be practical for use by a senior citizen, and be in a gift bag or paper sack. This could be paper goods, like paper towels, tissue, and napkins; or personal hygiene products, such as bar soap, lotions, or shampoo; and, of course, non-perishable food items, such as canned or dry goods. And, for those who don’t want to shop, a player can just bring two one dollar bills in an envelope.
Upon winning their first game, players choose a prize bag or envelope set up at the prize table. This way we can honestly say everyone wins.
On Friday, Aug. 7, the way prizes are awarded will change for one week only. All prize bags and envelopes will be collected before the games begin and donated to Help House. However, there will still be prizes for the players that day, which will be provided by the senior center. Those prizes will still have at least a two dollar value, and will include cash and merchandise prizes.