The Historical Society of Mount Airy will be celebrating its biggest fundraising event, Boxes and Bags Bingo, on Feb. 22 at the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company’s Reception Hall, where attendees will be able to play bingo and also get a chance to win two Southwest Airlines roundtrip tickets.
Those who play bingo will be able to win Kate Spade, Coach, Vera Bradley, Michael Kors, and Dooney and Bourke bags. They will also have other prizes, including a variety of filled boxes.
Mike Eacho, president of the Historical Society of Mount Airy, and Mary Hushour, an active member of the historical society, encourages everyone in the community to come to this event and bring family and friends.
Also, the historical society encourages everyone to purchase their bingo tickets and their Southwest Airlines raffle tickets today before they are sold out.
Throughout the event, there will be 20 regular games, four specials raffles, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.
In addition, the attendees will be able to enjoy dinner and snacks that will be available for purchase before and during bingo.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with an early-bird game at 6:30 p.m. and regular bingo starting at 7 p.m.
Please note that the Southwests Airline raffle tickets are also on sale now at Blossom and Basket Boutique, the Town Hall and the museum. They will also be sold at the bingo.
Each ticket is $10 each, and those who buy it will have a chance to win two roundtrip domestic flights. They will only sell 300 tickets, and the winner will be chosen at the bingo. The winner does not need to be present to win.
Also, attendees may purchase two bingo packs for $25, with the early bird game for an additional $5.
Please note that there are no actual paper tickets. If you purchase your tickets at the museum, you will receive a receipt via email. You may print out the receipt or present the email at the door on your phone.
Proceeds will benefit Mount Airy Rails to Trails, MAC the Caboose, and the Historical Society of Mount Airy.
The Reception Hall is located at 1008 Twin Arch Road, adjacent to the carnival grounds.
The Historical Society of Mount Airy also invites everyone in the community to visit the museum, which is open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.