Catholic Charities Presents “Bingo on the Bayou”

by Lucy Medvec

Get ready to yell “Bingo!” in support of Catholic Charities of North Louisiana!  “Bingo on the Bayou” will be held on Saturday, October 29, at 601 Spring Street in downtown Shreveport.  This inaugural fundraising event will feature delicious catering from Silver Star Smokehouse, complimentary beer sampling from Great Raft Brewing and Eagle Distributing of Shreveport, and a limited silent auction featuring Louisiana-themed items.

Local priests will serve as bingo callers for the event with prizes of gift certificates to upscale local restaurants.  The bingo callers are: Bishop Michael G. Duca, Msgr. Carson LaCaze (Cathedral of St. John Berchmans), Fr. Matthew Long (St. Joseph, Mansfield/St. Ann), Fr. Rothell Price (Vicar General), Msgr. Earl Provenza (Holy Trinity), Fr. Mike Thang’wa (St. John the Baptist/St. Terence) and Fr. Pike Thomas (St. Jude).

All proceeds from “Bingo on the Bayou” will benefit the programs of Catholic Charities of North Louisiana, including financial education, emergency assistance, healthy eating classes, parenting programs and assistance for low-income mothers and immigration services.

Individual tickets are $50 each with table sponsor levels of $750, $1000, and $1500.  Dress is casual and the event is open to guests 21 years and older.

Auction items include: Four New Orleans Saints tickets (December 4th vs. Detroit Lions), LSU tickets, a Louisiana state flag flown over the state capitol, artwork from local Louisiana artists, autographed books from George Rodrigue and much more!

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