BINGO AT NACHO DADDY SUPPORTS PASITOS DE LUZ!!! Week 9 – And what a night!!!

Written by Judith St. Gaudens Author of Lilacs For Carrie

One hundred wonderful, fun-loving folks showed up at Nacho Daddy last night, raising a total of $13,730 pesos for this deserving cause. So far, a total of $146,944.60 pesos has been raised toward the goal of $200,000. I think we will make it, and then some. Word must be getting out because there were many new faces in the crowd as well as many repeat players. Canadians, Americans, Mexicans and one Dane made it a special evening. Juan Carlos called the letters and numbers and was spot on as usual. What a great guy to donate his time for this event every other Tuesday. He is witty, creative and very entertaining. Thank you, Juan Carlos!

Tim Longpre was present, as usual, manning the second mike and verifying the many “BINGOS”, called during the evening. Oh, except for the unverifiable bingos called into Nacho Daddy from passers-by. They had the real players going a couple of times until we figured it out. I was pleased to meet Tim’s father. He and Tim’s mother had a great time, though Tim’s dad did not play. That was fine. He entertained my table at half time with tales of his barbershop quartet hobby. He is the lead singer, you know. That was fun because my dad sang lead in a barbershop quartet, too. What are the odds? Our evenings are delightful that way. One can meet people from all parts of the world and from all walks of life. Carol of Xocodiva did her excellent routine selling the 50-50 raffle tickets. Barbara Peterson was the lucky winner of the drawing. Congratulations, Barbara.

One of the amazing highlights of the evening was when a very lucky Canadian from Vancouver, Peter Godfrey, won both raffles, as there were two prizes. The first was a beautiful basket of chocolate and chocolate products donated by Xocodiva. Peter graciously re-donated it to Yolanda of Pasitos de Luz to share with her staff. What a lovely gesture. Thank you, Peter. Next, Peter won a gift certificate to Casa del Angel, a picturesque bed and breakfast over-looking the beautiful Banderas Bay and the city of Puerto Vallarta. Peter opted to hang on to this great prize. Congratulations Peter. Oh, it must be mentioned that Peter was also one of the three winners of Game #7. Did I mention that Peter is one lucky Canadian? Wow.

Last week’s winners:

Game 1: Ber Shaw

Game sponsored by Bolerama Vallarta, La Escondida Sports Bar,  Teatro Limon, Pure Life Spa, Rest. El Andariego, Triple A Services, Mark Alan Smith @ Paco’s RanchMikey’s Deli @ Los MercadosEncore BoutiqueCassandra Shaw Jewelry, Nacho DaddyLa Bodega de NinaPVRPV

Game 2: Margaret Souder

Game sponsored by Dermatografista Profesional, Mark Alan Smith @ Paco’s Ranch, Victor’s Bar & Grill, Rancho El Charro, Mikey’s Deli @ Los MercadosEncore BoutiqueCassandra Shaw JewelryFishing with CarolinaTeatro LimonNacho DaddyLa Bodega de NinaPVRPV

Game 3: Dianne Copenhefer

Game sponsored by Teatro Limon, Rancho El Charro, Rest. El AndariegoMark Alan Smith @ Paco’s RanchFireworks @ Los MercadosCassandra Shaw JewelryBar AnonimoRestaurant Marantina, Bolerama Vallarta, Pure Life Spa, Nacho DaddyLa Bodega de NinaPVRPV

Game 4: Louella Cimimo

Game sponsored by Cassandra Shaw JewelryMikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, PVRPV, Mark Alan Smith @ Paco’s Ranch, Xocodiva, Teatro Limon, Rest. No Way Jose, Rancho El Charro, Encore Boutique, Pure Life Spa,  Nacho DaddyLa Bodega de Nina

Game 5: Barbara Peterson

Game sponsored by Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Mikey’s Deli @ Los MercadosPVRPV, Tropicasa RealtyMark Alan Smith @ Paco’s RanchTeatro Limon, Rancho El Charro, Expresion, Deja New Consignment, Pure Life Spa, Nacho DaddyLa Bodega de Nina

Game 6: Barbara Peterson

Game sponsored by Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Teatro Limon,  Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, Bolerama Vallarta, Encore Boutique, Pure Life Spa, Fuego Bar & Bites, Susana Ochoa, Rest. Los Delfines, Dental Montero, Rancho El Charro, Rest. El Andariego, Mark Alan Smith @ Paco’s RanchNacho DaddyLa Bodega de NinaPVRPV

Game 7: Alejandro Ramirez

Game sponsored by Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Mark Alan Smith @ Paco’s Ranch, Rest. El Andariego, Fishing with Carolina, D’Martha’s Salon, Encore BoutiqueTeatro Limon, Susana Ochoa, Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, Garbo’s Piano Bar, Encore Boutique, Bolerama Vallarta, Nacho DaddyLa Bodega de NinaPVRPV

Game 7: Bill Kelly

Game sponsored by Fishing with Carolina, Fuego Bar & Bites, Bolerama Vallarta, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Encore Boutique, Rest. El Andariego, Susana Ochoa, Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, Archie’s Wok, Teatro Limon, Mark Alan Smith @ Paco’s Ranch,  Nacho DaddyLa Bodega de NinaPVRPV

Game 7: Peter Godfrey

Game sponsored by Teatro Limon, Encore BoutiqueCassandra Shaw Jewelry, Bolerama Vallarta, Restaurante Encanto, Pure Life Spa, Rest. El Andariego, Trattoria Michel, Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, Mark Alan Smith @ Paco’s Ranch, Rancho El Charro, Nacho DaddyLa Bodega de NinaPVRPV

Game 7: Gerarld Boschee

Game sponsored by Bolerama Vallarta, Teatro Limon, Fishing with Carolina, Rest. Back Alley, Garbo’s Piano Bar, Pure Life Spa, Susana Ochoa, Rest. Los Delfines, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Deja New Consignment, Dermatografista Profesional, Mikey’s Deli @ Los MercadosMark Alan Smith @ Paco’s RanchNacho DaddyLa Bodega de NinaPVRPV

Game 8: Chuck Mallery

Game sponsored by Mikey’s Deli @ Los MercadosMark Alan Smith @ Paco’s Ranch, Archie’s Wok, Teatro LimonFishing with Carolina, Pure Life Spa, Cassandra Shaw JewelryMikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, Rancho El Charro, Bolerama Vallarta, Rest. El Andariego, Dermatografista Profesional, Deja New ConsignmentNacho DaddyLa Bodega de NinaPVRPV

Raffle 1: Peter Godfrey

Game sponsored by Casa Del Angel

Game 8: Peter Godfrey

Game sponsored by Xocodiva

Game 8: Bill Ragan

Game sponsored by El Eden

50/50 Draw: Barbara Peterson

Congratulations to all the winners! And, many thanks to the vendors and services who donated the wonderful prizes. You all make the Bingo events that much more special.

All in all, it was a fabulous evening, as usual. Many thanks must be expressed to the Nacho Daddy owners and staff for their excellent venue and service.

The next Bingo night at Nacho Daddy will be February 22. Hope to see you all there. Bring your friends, too. And, please remember the Pasitos de Luz wish list http://www.pvrpv.com/blog/pasitos-de-luz-wish-list/. This is an extremely worthy cause. Bring something on the list and receive a free bingo card. Bring someone new and get a free bingo card. Doesn’t get any better than that. Come on down!!