The Odessa Record -

Playoffs, turkey bingo make for busy day

 

November 22, 2018

Linda G. Goodman

Hardly any empty seats were available during the high point of the afternoon Saturday, as turkey bingo was well under way.

Saturday, November 17, was a busy day for many Odessa folks. The day started off for parents of school-aged children and other interested community members with a trip to Moses Lake's Lions Field, where the Tiger football team played in a quarter-final round against the Neah Bay Red Devils. Although Neah Bay often has had a powerful team in the past, this was not their year. The Tigers handily defeated them, 71-8. On that happy note for Odessa, most community members returned home and then visited the local community center for bingo, burgers, soft drinks and pie. Raffle gifts donated by the local business community and individuals were also awarded.

Linda G. Goodman

Doug Hemmerling, left, consults with Lions Club members Norm Ott, who looks to be shouting encouragement(?) to The Record's photographer, and Clark Kagele, who watches it all with cool detachment.

It has been reported to The Record that Tammy Tokas won six turkeys while playing bingo Saturday. We do not know if that is a record win, but it is certainly quite an achievement. Some years you win and some years you lose.

The Odessa Food Bank under the direction of Merleen Smith and with the help of many groups of young people belonging to various organizations has delivered special Thanksgiving baskets to its patrons again this year.

Those members of the community who do not have relatives close by or are unable for whatever reason to have Thanksgiving dinner with friends or family are invited to share in the community Thanksgiving dinner at the Old Town Hall, sponsored by the local Masonic Lodge. Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy are provided by the lodge, and dinner guests are asked to provide, if they are able, to provide pot-luck dishes for sharing. The dinner is at 1 p.m. and will be followed by board games and card games for those who are interested.

The Record staff (Terrie, Linda, Carrie and Dyanne) wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

 

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