By: Dub Norrid, TSB Community Contributor
The first Tuesday of every month you can find members of the McKinney Kiwanis Club at the Homestead Nursing Home of McKinney calling Bingo for the residents. The clubs have been providing Bingo nights for over twelve years. Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club assist the residents that need help playing their cards. Kiwanis Club volunteers call the games and check all bingos. Each bingo is awarded with a one-dollar coin provided by the Kiwanis Club.
Residents of Homestead look forward to the Bingo evenings and are quite excited when they get bingo.
Kiwanis member, Paula Ator said, “What a pleasure it is each month to play bingo with the residents of Homestead. They have great stories to tell about where and when they grew up. The residents of Homestead are the generation that went through both the depression and World War II.”
The “Regular Bingo Volunteers”, as they have dubbed themselves, meet prior to the bingo games for dinner and visitation, and then proceed to Homestead Nursing Home. The regular Kiwanis volunteers are: Paula Ator, John and Jan Moore, Tom Miller, Dr. Mack Hill, Sandra Williams, Margaret Bush, Tom Fish, Joe Sparling, Terry Sanner, Charlie Phillips, and Carroll Maxwell.
Photo: Kiwanis member Margaret Bush (L) helps Norma Mitchell with her bingo cards.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
For more information on the McKinney Kiwanis Club, go online to www.mckinneykiwanis.org
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