Play Bingo, Win Books

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

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