It’s Bingo time for Adair County. The Adair County High School Marching Band is re-opening the old bingo hall for business beginning Oct. 9.
The band boosters will hold bingo nights at the old bingo hall, which used to be operated by the rescue squad, at 50 Shady Ln. on Tuesdays and Fridays starting at 5 p.m.
Band boosters president David Herbst said the bingo nights will help provide fundraising for the music education program for the Adair County Band. It will help provide funds from year to year, he said.
Although the boosters plan to use the bingo nights as a large portion of their fundraising, they will still host events such as the Mark Twain Festival and still offer raffles throughout the year.
Prices for bingo cards vary depending on why type of bingo card someone buys, according to Herbst. Prices range anywhere from $5 to $15 a card. That card can be used all night.
They will also have different payouts at the end of each night depending on attendance. With attendance over 125, the payout begins at $3,800 for the entire night and with attendance under 125, it tops out at $2,400.