Bingo Night 2020

Literacy, Luck, Food, and Fun at J-E-T and ERC’s Bingo Night
Posted on 03/12/2020
J-E-T teacher and bingo caller Cecilia Sobey checks Ann Reeves’ card while her granddaughter Chasity Butler looks on. Rick Reeves awaits confirmation of his wife’s winning numbers.

Photo Caption: J-E-T teacher and bingo caller Cecilia Sobey checks Ann Reeves’ card while her granddaughter Chasity Butler looks on. Rick Reeves awaits confirmation of his wife’s winning numbers.

“B53, N24…And we have a winner!” The enthusiastic crowd of more than 100 students, family, friends, and community members gathered in Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School’s cafeteria on Tuesday, February 25 for an exciting evening of food, fellowship, literacy, and, of course, bingo games.

J-E-T Middle School’s faculty and staff and the Edgefield Reading Council cosponsored the event, which was open to students, faculty and staff, reading council members, and their families. The festivities began with a hot dog supper and a multitude of dessert options and culminated with at least ten rounds of bingo.

In between rounds, selected students shared tips to improve writing. An example from sixth grader Tyler Rearden and his English teacher reads as follows: “Becoming a good writer is all about reading as much as you can and writing as much as you can. This is what will help you recognize those literary elements you can then replicate and make your own when writing and editing.” Other participating students chosen by their English teachers included Samani Lanham, Zi’Keiah Mack, Maleek McCall, Chasity Butler, and Jessica Cooper.

J-E-T’s faculty and staff, Edgefield Reading Council members, The Ridge Clay Arts Studio, Gander Outdoor, Mig’s Pizza Castle, Tidwell Jewelers, Kristen Ripley, Salon 505, Three Star Vineyards, and the School District of Edgefield County donated generous prizes. Ann Reeves, who was lucky with the numbers, won two gifts.

A’Niyah Merritt, an eighth grader who attended with a group of her friends, expressed, “It was fun coming together, watching everybody having a good time, and having a chance to socialize in a way that we can’t during school time. I was excited when I yelled bingo and won a prize!”


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