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Seniors Tune In For Bingo Fun
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Fun Bunch organizers get ready to put on an afternoon of friendly ‘Car Hop Bingo’ competition for local senior citizens. Seated, Louise Spurgeon, left, and caller Robert Swift. Standing, from left, Tina Jensen, Lois Tilbury, Ann Shaddix, Peggy Rocha and Cindy Moreno. Photo Contributed

Proving that there is always a way to make the best of a tough situation, members of the Escalon Fun Bunch hosted a successful day of Bingo playing for local senior citizens this past week.

The special event was put on Wednesday, Feb. 17at the city’s Community Center and was a socially distant competition, staged in the parking lot.

“Players were directed to back their cars in and tune their radios to our Bingo station,” explained Fun Bunch committee member Tina Jensen. “Each person was given a Bingo card, treat bag and game sheet.”

City council member and frequent local event emcee Robert Swift called several games and when someone got a Bingo, Jensen added, they were required to honk their horn and turn on their flashers. Once a Bingo was certified by a Fun Bunch organizer, the player was rewarded with a prize.

“This was such a fun event for everyone involved that we will be repeating this event in March,” noted Jensen.

The March ‘Car Hop Bingo’ will once again be at the Escalon Community Center with the final date and exact location to be included in the upcoming Senior Fun Bunch March newsletter.

“If weather permits, the option will be to socially distance outdoors or for those that feel more comfortable, in their cars,” Jensen explained.

If you have any questions or are an Escalon area senior citizen interested in joining the various activities put on by the Fun Bunch, contact: or call her at 209-505-7854.