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April 13, 2013

Lions Club hosting bingo tonight

GREENVILLE — It has been quite a while since bingo fans have been able to gather in Greenville.

They will get their chance tonight, as the Greenville Lions Club is scheduled to  conduct the first legal benefit game in the city since local voters approved them two years ago.

The Lions Club is promising a fast-paced series of contests, with cash prizes being awarded , starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Landmark, 2920 Lee Street.

 The cost will be $15 per card per hour, cash only, with 10 rounds planned per hour during the two-hour session.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners, with a grand prize offered during the last round of the night.

Those wanting more information or wanting to reserve a table can call 903-413-0304.

The event will be the first conducted locally since voters in Greenville approved allowing charitable organizations to conduct organized bingo games as fund raisers in the May 2011 municipal election.

The vote total was 516 (70.1 percent) votes for the games to 220 (29.9 percent) votes against.

Greenville is the only city in Hunt County to be legally able to conduct bingo games for charity, although the games are allowed in nearby communities such as Sulphur Springs, Paris, Garland and Gun Barrel City.

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