CCHA challenges public to a game of bingo

Posted: July 29, 2013

The Winchester Star

 

BERRYVILLE — Five across or five down will win you a prize in the Clarke County Historical Association’s new Clarke History bingo game.

Filling the entire bingo card takes the grand prize.

“It’s a way to get people to get out and see what there is to see” in Clarke, said Jennifer Simpson, outreach and special events coordinator for the CCHA.

Warm summer days are a great time to visit some of the historical sites in the county and learn some interesting history, Simpson said.

Newcomers can learn more about the county, and natives can enjoy seeing spots they might not have visited in a while.

To play, simply pick a bingo card at one of several Berryville area locations (see below) and then visit the sites pictured on it. To level the playing field just a bit between newcomers and old timers, the pictures of the sites are often old ones, dating back 50 to 100 years or more.

Once the player has identified that site, he or she must go there and take a picture of themselves with the place in the background and send it to clarkehistorybingo@gmail.com.

Bingo cards and information about the game are also available at www.clarkehistorybingo.wordpress.com.

The first person to send in a classic bingo win, five places across or five places down in any direction, will win a bag of stoneground flour or cornmeal from the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood.

The second person to complete a classic bingo line will receive a free ticket to the fall Art-at-the-Mill show.

The grand prize, a one-year CCHA membership, is reserved for the first person who fills in a complete bingo card, visiting all 24 sites.

 

 

Bingo cards are available at the Clarke County Historical Association at 32 E. Main St., the Barns of Rose Hill, The Berryville Newsstand, and Locke Modern Country Store. Call 540-955-2600 for more details.

 

— Contact Val Van Meter at vvanmeter@winchesterstar.com