Lynde Griggs
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It's Bingo Time!

Did you know that bingo originated around 1530?

The game itself, not originally called bingo, is thought to have had its roots in Italy in the 16th century, specifically, around 1530. Bingo originates from the Italian lottery, Il Gioco del Lotto d'Italia. Bingo was popularized by a New York toy salesman, Edwin S Lowe, who, back in December 1929 came across the game being played at a fair in Jacksonville Georgia. Lowe returned home and recreated the game for friends.

Belle and Sparrows, a nonprofit based in McKinney, is thrilled to announce their upcoming event, Bingo for Belles. This exciting gathering will take place on August 22 from  6:00 - 9:00 pm at Matt's Ranchero Mexican Restaurant in Allen. Guests can look forward to a delightful meal, an evening filled with fun, and engaging rounds of bingo, all while vying for fantastic prizes.

Bingo for Belles is more than just an entertaining night out; it is a vital fundraiser supporting Belle and Sparrows' mission to provide hope and dignity to women rebuilding their lives. The nonprofit focuses on job skills training and employment opportunities, empowering women to regain their independence and thrive. By participating in this event, attendees will directly contribute to these life-changing programs.

We invite everyone to join us for an unforgettable evening that combines delicious food, great company, and the joy of giving back. The funds raised at Bingo for Belles will make a significant impact on the women served by Belle and Sparrows, helping them to build brighter futures. Come support a wonderful cause and be part of a community effort to uplift and empower women in need.

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