Families from all around Mattapoisett gathered at Old Hammondtown School on Friday, January 25, for the PTA Bingo for Books game night.
“We’ve always done a parents night out so we wanted to offer something for the kids,” said PTA president Pam Ciffolillo.
There were multiple rounds of the game planned, from traditional to criss-cross to four corners. The books up for grabs were donated by a local book outlet in Fairhaven.
“It’s fun!” said Old Hammondtown fifth grader Jillian Higgins. “The best part is when you win.”
A big fan of playing bingo, Higgins was hopeful that she would win so she could score a journal for her sketches. She was joined by a group of her peers, who even had a chant of encouragement ready in case she won.
Though this was the first time the PTA offered a bingo night, Ciffolillo was hopeful for a good turnout.
“Something like this is great for families,” she said as she filled bags of popcorn at the concession table.
“It’s like a game night together. It’s quality time. This is such a small town, so it’s good to see everyone,” she said.
By Eric Tripoli