A packed house plays bingo a the Gamber fire company's social hall. Bingo is offered every Tuesday and a special LuLaRoe Bingo is set for Saturday, Feb. 17 to benefit the fire company's auxiliary.
A packed house plays bingo a the Gamber fire company's social hall. Bingo is offered every Tuesday and a special LuLaRoe Bingo is set for Saturday, Feb. 17 to benefit the fire company's auxiliary. (Courtesy photo)

If LuLaRoe clothing makes you happy, here’s a fun bingo for you. Look for a LuLaRoe Bingo at Gamber fire company on Saturday, Feb. 17 inside the social hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. with bingo beginning at 6:45 p.m. and it all benefits the fire company auxiliary.

Auxiliary purchasing agent, Robin Vacek said she went to one last March and decided to try one for the fire company.


“I thought, we do fundraisers for the fire company and the basket bingos have died out, so why not try this. We had one in September and [we did well] so we are doing it again. We will have an early bird game, 20 regular games, a junior jackpot a senior jackpot, a raffle and a 50/50 raffle, and we will have door prize too.”

Vacek said LuLa Roe consultants donate the prizes and are on hand that evening.

“Whatever prize you win, you can take it back up to the vendor who donated the prize during intermission or at the end of the night and you can exchange it for something in your size or something that you like that is the same price,” Vacek said. “We will have several LuLa Roe consultants and a little shop. We had seven consultants in September.”

Tickets to the bingo cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door if they are not sold out.

“We almost sold out in September,” Vacek said. “People have been cooped up all winter with this weather. We are hoping for good weather, so people can get out and have a good time. And all the money goes back into the fire department.”

Vacek said there will be plenty of food on hand to purchase, including soup, sandwiches, desserts and beverages.

Call Robin at 443-829-1459 to reserve your tickets to the LuLaRoe Bingo.

And if you like bingo, don’t forget that the Gamber fire company holds cash bingo every Tuesday evening, beginning at 7 p.m. and they’ve been voted one of Carroll’s Best.

Doors open at 5 p.m. every Tuesday. There is a $1 admission fee for bingo and then game cards are priced by the package with bingo played all 20 ways. Regular games pay out $55 each to the winner with specials paying $75. They also have a winner-take-all game, a quickie game and a progressive jackpot game that pays $500 — or $1,000 if won on a specific number. You can also purchase a $1 ticket for the players pool, which is currently at $1,000.

Food and beverages are sold throughout the evening. A meal is offered, with a different main course weekly. Plus, chicken tenders, hot dogs, a variety of sandwiches, sodas, chips, and candy bars. Coffee, tea and Pepsi products are offered, too.

Gamber fire company is located at 3838 Niner Road in Gamber, on the corner of Md. 32.

For more information on the case bingo call 410-795-3445.

The nonprofit, Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County is selling discount cards for $10 each. Here’s an opportunity to get a lot of discounts while helping a good cause.

“People can buy them in the lobby of the nonprofit building,” Stephanie Averett, director of Development for Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County wrote in an email.

Habitat for Humaity discount card.
Habitat for Humaity discount card. (Courtesy photo)

The cards will be sold from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday inside the Nonprofit Center, 255 Clifton Blvd in Westminster. Those who are interested may also email Stephanie at saverett@cchabitat.org to arrange a pick-up time.

Each card offers discounts for: Enter Exit Escape of Mount Airy, Original Pizza of Union Bridge, Uncle Matty’s Eatery in New Windsor, Esquire Liquors in Union Bridge, and in Taneytown, the Red Door Boutique, Tony’s Café, Grandma Gem’s Family Restaurant, Stone House Cakery and Café, and in Westminster, Villa Pizza in the TownMall, Mollies Café, Denny’s, Ledo’s Pizza, Sweet Frog, Roy Rogers, Papa John’s, Jeannie Byrd’s Baking Company, Sakura Japanese Steak and Sushi, and Golden Palace.

“We will sell them until they run out, and we have hundreds, so definitely through February,” Averett wrote. “Also, we have a Home Repair Program that we would love to share with your readers.”

Averett said the program offers “an awesome opportunity for homeowners who can't afford to make critical repairs.”

The Critical Home Repair Program offered by Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County is a home preservation service offering minor repair and accessibility modification for homeowners in need including low-income homeowners impacted by income, age, disability or family circumstances who struggle to maintain their homes.

The program helps families live in safe, well-maintained homes, revitalizes Carroll County neighborhoods. Applicants must own their home in Carroll County, make less than 60 percent of the area’s median income, need critical home repairs or accessibility modifications and have the ability to repay a zero percent interest loan for the cost of repairs.

Learn more about the program and access the median income chart at www.cchabitat.org or call 410-751-7722 for more information.

Join the Historical Society of Carroll County for a Box Lunch Talk on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster.

The talk, entitled “New Windsor: The Small Town with a Big History” will address the true history of New Windsor. It turns out, the history many believed about this quaint 122-year-old town may not be 100 percent correct, but Frank J. Batavick will set the record straight.

New Windsor was once the home of the Army officer who captured Geronimo, an artist whose paintings sell for over $20 million today, and a local who became the keyboardist for Elton John. Learn of village bank robberies and romantic scandals with literary lions, and how the actress Julia Roberts appeared at the local Methodist church.

Admission to the Box Lunch Talk is $3 for members and $7 for non-members. Feel free to bring your lunch, then top it off with a beverage and a dessert, included in the cost of admission.

Grace Lutheran Church is located at 21 Carroll Street, Westminster. Free parking is available in the nearby Carroll Street parking lot.

For more information check the historical society’s website at http://hsccmd.org or call them at 410-848-6494.