PASITOS DE LUZ BINGO AT NACHO DADDY WEEK10

Written by Judith St. Gaudens author of Lilacs For Carrie

We’re coming down the stretch, folks. Just a few bingo nights left to reach our goal of $200,000 for this very worthy cause. The amazing generosity of our participants is truly heartwarming. Over 65 players helped to raise $11,375 pesos last Tuesday night at Nacho Daddy. The total raised so far is:          

$158,320.00

            

Many repeat Bingo players attended as did quite a few newbies, but special mention must be given to a table full of wonderful Canadians who were playing 6 (SIX) cards each! I’m not kidding. I think a couple of them might have actually won a game. I know they were having a blast. They must have had a ton of bead markers at their table.

           

 

 

Yolanda, founder of Pasitos de Luz, announced that very soon they would be able to start building a new facility to house the day care center. Yolanda has been using her home all this time! What a dedicated and caring woman. She told the crowd that the new place would be fashioned after one of the Walt Disney castles. Oh, the children will have a fantastic time once “Castillo de Pasitos de Luz” is complete. I know Yolanda will keep us posted as progress is made.

           

 

Half time provided an especially entertaining moment of our evening. The fabulous Mark Alan Smith amused us briefly with remarkable impressions of the “One and Only Cher” and the “One and Only Judy Garland among others. I think he also did  the “One and Only kid from South Park in this preview of his very funny show. The guy is a hoot. Several prize packages included a pass to his show out at Paco’s Ranch, happening this very weekend. If you miss him this time, March performances have been scheduled, too. Thank you, Mark, for your generosity. Come and play Bingo with us again soon.

           

 

At one point during the evening, the excitement and enthusiasm seemed to wane. I don’t think that was the case, really. The folks playing 6 cards were concentrating on getting their beads in the right squares. I suspect the rest of us were doing the same. But, Juan Carlos thought it would be good if we all reacted, positively or negatively, after each number was called. That helped to liven things up again. I could hear Mark Alan Smith behind me using different voices to respond. Gave me a chuckle.

           

Just before the black-out game (game #8), I had to avail myself of the facilities. As a result, I missed several numbers. My tablemate tried to keep up but didn’t want to turn my cards and mess everything up. Well, gentleman that he is, Juan Carlos graciously repeated all the numbers from the beginning upon my return. Thank you, sir. I did not win the game but my tablemate, Dennis Smith, did. Congratulations Dennis!

Carol of Xocodiva did her normal animated job selling 50-50 tickets. The winner shared a significant pot with Pasitos de Luz. And, Casa Isabel graciously donated two certificates for a night’s stay for two at the delightful hotel with a stunning view of Banderas Bay. Robin wore herself out selling tickets for the two drawings. Be sure to scroll down and check out the photos of all our winners, proof positive that everyone has a good time at Bingo.

 

 

     

 Sponsored by

 

 

Teatro Limon, Pure Life Spa,  Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, Nicolas Nichifor, Rest. El Andariego, Encore Boutique, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, K’Rico @ Los Mercados, Fishing with Carolina charter, La Bodga de Nina, Nacho Daddy, PVRPV

 

 

 

 

 

Teatro LimonMikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados,  Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, K’Rico @ Los Mercados,  Bolerama Vallarta, Cork + Bottle @ Los Mercados, Enrique Alonso, Deja New,  La Bodga de Nina, Nacho Daddy, PVRPV   

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Teatro Limon, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, Encore Boutique, Bolerama Vallarta, Los Veranos Canopy, Rest. El Andariego,  Rancho El Charro , La Bodga de Nina, Nacho Daddy, PVRPV

 

 

 

 

 

Mikey’s Deli @ Los MercadosTeatro LimonCassandra Shaw Jewelry, Chantel Vintage Spoon Jewelry, Pure Life Spa,  K’Rico @ Los Mercados, Mark Alan Smith Live at Paco’s Ranch, Dental Montero, Yoga Vallarta, La Bodga de Nina, Nacho Daddy, PVRPV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teatro LimonFishing with Carolina charter, Encore Boutique, Pure Life Spa, Bolerama Vallarta,  Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, K’Rico @ Los Mercados, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Trattoria Michel, La Bodga de Nina, Nacho Daddy, PVRPV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mikey’s Deli @ Los MercadosFishing with Carolina charterDeja New, Teatro Limon, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Bolerama Vallarta, Pure Life Spa, Susanna Ochoa,  K’Rico @ Los Mercados, Rancho El Charro , La Bodga de Nina, Nacho Daddy, PVRPV

 

 

 

Estetica sussy, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Olas Altas coffee,  Teatro Limon, Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, Pure Life Spa,  Encore Boutique, Yoga Vallarta, Rest. Los Delphines, Bar Anonimo, Rest. El Andariego, K’Rico @ Los MercadosLa Bodga de Nina, Nacho Daddy, PVRPV

 

 

 

Duanne Dee’s card won just after he left !!!!

Cork + Bottle @ Los Mercados, Deja New, Teatro Limon, Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, Encore Boutique, Apaches Bar, Rancho El Charro , Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Pure Life Spa, K’Rico @ Los Mercados ,  La Bodga de Nina, Nacho Daddy, PVRPV

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bolerama Vallarta, Rest. El Andariego, K’Rico @ Los Mercados, Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, Teatro Limon, Pure Life Spa, Encore Boutique, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Dental Montero, Victor’s Bar & Grill, Fireworks @ Los Mercados, La Bodga de Nina, Nacho Daddy, PVRPV

 

 

 

 

 Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, Rest. El Andariego, Teatro Limon, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Encore Boutique, Pure Life Spa, Bolerama Vallarta, K’Rico @ Los Mercados, Rest. Dianita, Gil Givens “Refried Brains” , La Bodga de Nina, Nacho Daddy, PVRPV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cork + Bottle @ Los Mercados, Rest. El Andariego, Mikey’s Deli @ Los Mercados, Teatro Limon, K’Rico @ Los Mercados, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Master Goldsmith, Pure Life Spa, Triple A Services, La Bodga de Nina, Nacho Daddy, PVRPV

  

 

 

 

 

And, many, many thanks to all the folks who have played each week, the vendors who have contributed prizes, the  people who have volunteered their time to help Tim Longpre pull the events off, especially Nina of La Bodega de Nina, the event’s co-sponsor and to the wonderful staff of Nacho Daddy. None of the amazing progress made this season would have been possible without each and every one of you. Kudos to all.

            Okay. Mark your calendars right now. The next Bingo night is Tuesday, March 8 at 6PM at Nacho Daddy. Get there early for the best seating choices. And, food! Have dinner before the games begin. Relax, imbibe in your favorite beverage and enjoy making new friends. And, don’t forget. If you bring a new player or donate something needed by Pasitos de Luz (as shown on their “Wish List”), you will be given 1 FREE BINGO CARD! Does it get any better than this? Well, yes. YOU COULD WIN!!

            See you on March 8.