A night of family-friendly fun is slated for Saturday when American Legion Post 131 hosts a night of cake bingo from 6 to 9 p.m. at 103 Milling Avenue in Luling.
Doors open at 5 p.m., and it will be $10 for six cards. Extra cards will be three for $3, daubers will be $2 and three blackout cards will be $2.
Organizer Nancy Zeringue, whose husband Marten Zeringue is the post commander, said the premise of the night will be that winners will take home cakes instead of cash. Door prizes, concessions, and a 50/50 will also be featured during the event.
“We’re looking forward to some family fun and to get everyone involved,” she said of the event. “I think it’ll be a fun event for this time of the year – to give families a chance to take that pause and enjoy an event together before the hustle and bustle and shopping and visiting of the season. I hear there will also be a special guest from the North Pole.”
Zeringue said anyone who brings in a donation to help the residents of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home will receive three free bingo cards. Suggested donations include monthly calendars, puzzle books, sudoku books, socks, cookies, chocolate bars, juice boxes, pudding, hats, gloves, denture adhesive, full-size shampoo, soaps, reading glasses, and eye glass cleaner.
“Without the support of local companies and volunteers it would not be possible for us to have a successful fundraiser,” Zeringue said, adding that donations of cakes and concession items are being accepted.
Proceeds from the event will be used for Hurricane Ida repairs of the post, as well as funding various American Legion programs. Such programs include baseball, Boys State/Nation, and Operation Comfort Warriors.
For more information or to donate call or text Gena Schmill at 504-559-0996 or Zeringue at 504-909-4709.