The Washburn Review

CAB Bingo Night

November 12, 2018

Bingo, as a game, without the possibility of winning whatever allotted prize may be a boring affair, but the extent to which the inclusion of prizes has influenced Washburn’s Campus Activities Board’s (CAB) decision to make their popular Grocery Bingo Nights a monthly event this semester. “We started doing that because Bingo Night got so popular,” said Anneleise McEvoy, the program director at CAB. “Everyone wins and people like free stuff.”There is an abundance of free stuff useful for college students and average people alike. Event goers can expect to win gift cards, speakers, headphones, a TV, a Keurig coffee maker, and, most importantly, groceries. The quality of the prizes at stake will be increased as the event goes on. The event is happening in the Union Market on Nov. 15 and will go on from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.This will be the last Bingo Night of the semester, so McEvoy expects to cross the 150-person attendance from last month. The idea for organizing the event is the same for every event: to increase participation in college activities. “Events like these promote all the fun things and encourages involvement on campus,” said McEvoy. “I also like shopping for Bingo.”  Attendees will get one Bingo ticket upon entering and can get one more if they share the electronic poster in the Union Market on Instagram and tag CAB. Their Instagram handle is @cabatwu.There are two more events CAB is involved in. One is the Bell Tower Lighting that will happen on Nov. 29 and the other is a Giveaway on Dec. 3 during finals week.CAB has already laid the groundwork for next semester, as they went to a conference in Texas to scout for prospective talents who may be appearing.