HOWDY, BINGO LOVERS! WEEK 11

         

Written by Judith St. Gaudens author of Lilacs For Carrie         

We’re coming down the home stretch, folks. We have now completed week 11 of the fund raising drive to benefit Pasitos de Luz day care center. To date, the generous bingo players of Puerto Vallarta have raised over $168,896 pesos toward our goal of $200,000! That means, friends, that with just three bingo nights to go, we should go OVER the goal. And wouldn’t that be fabulous? I think so. Congratulations are in order. So, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!         

          

As usual, we had a fun night at Nacho Daddy. Good food, good drink, (holy moly, those margaritas are huge), good friends and good Bingos. Oh, except those called in from the street. AGAIN. Wish we had a way to get those folks into Nacho Daddy to play. I knew we were going to have an enthusiastic evening when I heard the shrieking laughter coming from one of the tables near the street. Wild by any other name is…Crazy! Our own Linda Ellerbee, well known, best selling author of “And So It Goes” and “Take Big Bites” among others, graciously offered to buy the table a round of drinks if they would kind of hold it down and maybe play a little bingo with us. They accepted and did both. Not sure if anyone won, but I think they had a good time. So, that started us off and running.         

         

          

And, also as usual, the volunteers were doing what they do…Juan Carlos and Nina (aka Vanna White) on letters and numbers, Tim and Lina on cards, Robin on raffle tickets, Carol on 50-50 tickets, Laurie on gift bags, Lina on pics (she’s a double dipper) and the whole Nacho Daddy staff on food and drink and an occasional pat on the back for a winner. We had quite a jam session happening.         

 By the way, Robin raffled off a certificate for one night for two at Casa Isabel…thank you, Casa Isabel…and a 1-year ad in the Banderas News…thank you Banderas News. Yogi won the 50-50 drawing and the ad in Banderas News. He was having so much fun, he didn’t hear his name called for either prize. So, Tim called his cell number and got his wife. That was pretty funny. Doreen won the Casa Isabel prize.         

 So, the games progressed over the course of the evening. While working on the “Big X” bingo, someone shouted “Bingo!” kind of early on. The people at my table figured it was just half an “X”. We were right. Heh heh. One “I got it!” got Tim’s attention. It was a good Bingo. Interesting that many folks didn’t realize that one yells “Bingo!” when one has a Bingo. Odd. But, squealing seems to work, too.         

 Oh. Deborah Brady was at our table. Jams made from local fruits are her specialty. She donated to the prize pool for the evening but also sells at the weekly Farmers’ Market held every Saturday across from Coco’s Kitchen. ‘Mami’ Jam is the name of her product. She keeps it as organic as possible and doesn’t use a lot of sugar.  Very nice speaking with her.         

          

          

We learned from Yolanda that the first brick for the new day care facility has been laid. And, I learned from speaking with Ginger Carpenter that Pasitos de Luz has a thrift store located right next door to the facility. The shop has one paid employee but the balance of sales goes right into the day care center coffers. All gently used clothing, working small appliances and just about any other saleable items would be greatly appreciated. You can drop off your donations at the PVRPV offices on…. Along with any other item on the wish list. 201 Pino Suarez in Old Town. The store hours are currently limited because they don’t have much in the way of merchandise. Spring is coming…time to clean out those closets and further help the children.         

         

         

          

Game 1: Gayle         

Cassandra Shaw Jewelry- D’Martha’s Salon – Deja New Consignment – Fishing with Carolina charter- K’Rico @ Los Mercados- Mark Alan Smith Live at Paco’s Ranch- Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados- Pam Thompson – Rest. AndalesRest. River CaféTeatro Limon- Yoga Vallarta – Rest Nacho Daddy – La Bodega de NinaPVRPV.         

          

Game 1: Lary         

Bolerama Vallarta – Cassandra Shaw Jewelry- Deja New Consignment – Rest. El Andariego- Fishing with Carolina charterK’Rico @ Los MercadosMikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados- Susana Ochoa – Teatro Limon- Victor’s Bar & Grill – Rest Nacho Daddy – La Bodega de NinaPVRPV.         

          

          

          

          

Game 2: Phil         

Cassandra Shaw Jewelry- Encore Boutique- Fishing with Carolina charter- K’Rico @ Los Mercados- Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados – Pam Thompson – Rest. El Andariego- Teatro Limon- Unique ATV tours – Victor’s Bar & Grill – Rest Nacho Daddy – La Bodega de NinaPVRPV.         

          

          

          

          

Game 3: Bryan         

Archie’s WokCassandra Shaw Jewelry- Cork + Bottle @ Los Mercados – La Escondida Sports Bar – Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados- Pure Life Spa – Rest. El Andariego- Susana Ochoa – Teatro Limon- Xocodiva – Rest Nacho Daddy – La Bodega de NinaPVRPV.         

          

Game 3: Marsha         

Archie’s WokCassandra Shaw Jewelry- Cork + Bottle @ Los Mercados- K’Rico @ Los Mercados- La Escondida Sports Bar – Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados – Pure Life Spa – Rest. El Andariego- Susana Ochoa – Teatro Limon- Xocodiva – Rest Nacho Daddy – La Bodega de NinaPVRPV.         

             

           

           

Game 4: Cynthia         

Apaches Martini Bar – Cassandra Shaw Jewelry- K’Rico @ Los MercadosMikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados- Pam Thompson – Pure Life Spa – Rancho El Charro - Rest. El Andariego- Teatro Limon- Trattoria Michel – Tropicasa Realty – Rest Nacho Daddy – La Bodega de NinaPVRPV.         

          

          

          

          

               

           

     Game 5: Doreen        

Cassandra Shaw Jewelry- Deja New Consignment – Fishing with Carolina charterJoe Jack’s Fish ShackMikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados- PEACE MEXICO – Pure Life Spa – Rest. El Andariego- Rest. Encanto – Rest. Marantina – Teatro Limon- Victor’s Bar & Grill – Xocodiva – Yoga Vallarta – Rest Nacho Daddy – La Bodega de NinaPVRPV.      

Game 5: Jim and Family         

AT V-Rio Cuale – Bolerama Vallarta – Cassandra Shaw Jewelry- Dental Montero – Encore BoutiqueFishing with Carolina charter- K’Rico @ Los Mercados- Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados- Olas Altas Coffee Cup – Pure Life Spa – Rancho El Charro - Teatro Limon- The Pancake House – Yoga Vallarta- Rest Nacho Daddy – La Bodega de NinaPVRPV.         

          

          

          

          

          

          

Game 6: Sudy         

Cassandra Shaw Jewelry- Dermatografista Profesional – Encore BoutiqueFishing with Carolina charter- K’Rico @ Los Mercados- Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados – Miriam Chavarin Rodriguez – PEACE MEXICO – Pure Life Spa – Rancho El Charro Rest. El Andariego- Victor’s Bar & Grill – Rest Nacho Daddy – La Bodega de NinaPVRPV.         

          

          

          

          

               

             

Game 7: Greg         

Bar FridaCassandra Shaw Jewelry- Cork + Bottle @ Los Mercados- Encore BoutiqueFishing with Carolina charter- La Escondida Sports Bar – Los Veranos Canopy – Master goldsmith – Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados- Olas Altas Coffee CupPEACE MEXICO –  Rest Nacho Daddy – La Bodega de NinaPVRPV.         

    

          

          

          

          

          

          

                         

Game 8: Diane         

Bar Anonimo – Bolerama Vallarta – Cassandra Shaw Jewelry- Encore BoutiqueFishing with Carolina charter- Fuego Bar – K’Rico @ Los Mercados – Marantina Lounge – PEACE MEXICO – Pure Life Spa – Rest. El Andariego- Rest. Los Delphines – Susana Ochoa – Teatro Limon – Rest Nacho Daddy – La Bodega de NinaPVRPV.         

          

          

                

          

           

Many thanks to all who helped to make this event a success yet again. And, don’t forget…bring a newbie to bingo night or an item from the Wish List and receive a free, that’s gratis, Bingo card. With four chances to win a game, you might just get lucky. Hope so.  

See you all on March 22, 6pm at Nacho Daddy.