Red Cross Basket Bingo to return

American Red Cross is to host its fourth annual Basket Bingo at Tiffin Mall Bingo Hall Sept. 14.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. to allow players to find their seats. There will be no saving of seats. This special bingo will take place in two sessions, one starting at 11 a.m. and the second starting at 3 p.m.

Two packages are available. The large package is $35 for one session or $60 for both sessions. Those who pay for their package by Sept. 4 are to receive six free raffle tickets. The small package is $30 for one session or $50 for both sessions. Payment by Sept. 4 comes with three free raffle tickets.

Raffle prizes include a 50-inch Sanyo TV, a Toshiba laptop computer, an Amana washer and dryer, a Whirlpool refrigerator, a Whirlpool chest freezer, an MTD self-propelled mower, an OSU gift basket, a $300 bucket of cash or a retro microwave oven.

Basket Bingo players can win a Peterboro basket during each session of the six early-bird games or one of the Big Plus games. After early-bird games, a special early-bird jackpot bingo game is to award $300. Regular games will pay $100.

As a special feature, there is to be more than 100 red, white and blue balloons hung from the ceiling. When someone yells “bingo,” the person sitting across the table also wins because he or she will get to choose a balloon. Each will have Bingo Bucks coupon inside with values ranging from $10 to $100. Five balloon winners will have a chance to pick a number on the new car board. Players can win up to $1,000 and be registered for a new car drawing at a later date. One winner also is to receive 13 free weeks of bingo packages, a $260 value.

The speed games are to pay $150 each, Bonanza pays $400. The jackpot is to be $4,000 in 52 numbers or fewer.

There is to be plenty of food and drinks available along with instant tickets. Proceeds are to be used to support the local American Red Cross chapter.

To request a bingo reservation form, call (419) 619-0183, pick up a form outside the front door at 115 S. Main St., Fostoria, or outside Tiffin Mall Bingo Hall, or email to request one.