Members of the Iota Beta chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority display just a few of the items that will serve as prizes in their upcoming Kitchen Bingo: (from left) Linda Maharrey, Carolyn Grantham, Melinda McKenzie, Dori Harrison and Linda Kile.
The Iota Beta chapter of the Phi Beta Psi sorority has cooked up a new fund-raiser to benefit cancer research: Kitchen Bingo!
The event will start at 1 p.m. April 29 at the Madison County Senior Center, 280 W. High St., London. The cost to play is $20 and includes 20 games, three cards per game. The prizes are kitchen related items, each worth over $100. The grand prize is a KitchenAid stand mixer.
Also planned are raffle baskets and a raffle table featuring smaller kitchen items. To reserve a spot to play, contact Linda Maharrey at (740) 852-9358.
“There are lots of nice prizes to take home to your kitchen or re-give as gifts, said Maharrey, co-chair of Iota Betas ways and means committee.I dont think theres another fund-raiser like it in the area.
The chapter holds a variety of fund-raisers every year, from Easter candy sales to submarine sandwich sales. Members are always looking for fresh ways to raise money. They came across the kitchen bingo idea while talking to members of other Phi Beta Psi chapters.
Phi Beta Psi is a national civic organization founded in Columbus in 1904. Since 1973, the group has awarded over $7 million in grants to physicians working toward a cure for cancer.
Each year, Londons Iota Beta chapter donates $7,000 or more to the national cause. The chapter also supports the Madison County Hospital breast cancer initiative and Madison County Relay For Life, an American Cancer Society fund-raiser.
The chapter was formed in 1934. Its 35 members and 12 associate members meet at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the former Knights of Columbus Hall in London. New members are welcome.
This years officers are: president, Missy Weyrich; first vice president, Marcy Colley; second vice president, Becky Lininger; recording secretary, Jenny Hildebrand; corresponding secretary, Barb Geesling; national reporter, Kelly Snyder; local reporter, Joan Scofield; parliamentarian, Linda Kile; conductress, Laura Madden; ways and means co-chairs, Anne Carter and Linda Maharrey.