With the coffee hot, seven dozen new and antique pysanky all shinny, packaged and ready to be won, callers eager and ready to call out the numbers, St. Demetrius UWAC Sofia Rusova ladies busy in the kitchen and the hall, the Pysanka Bingo began at 7 p.m. on March 20, 2015. Participants from our parish and neighboring parishes, and the community at large, warmed their fingers on our new slider bingo cards. The hundred participants happily moaned and groaned and exclaimed in joy at every Bingo called. Bill Stus and Ivan Franko called out the bingo with Marian Strus, Mark Olynyk, Bob Rutkay, Steve Stasiuk who acted as runners and verifiers. Daria Olynyk awarded our beautiful pysanky to our thrilled winners. Extreme bingo was called a few times to the delight of many, somewhat of a challenge for those playing more than four cards at a time. Sandwiches, cheese and dessert plates were all available for those wishing to nosh. Coffee always free was readily available. Participants begged to play longer than the usual 9:30. and so we did.
Brand new shinny pysanky and freshly baked pasky were available for purchase. Twelve beautiful wrapped prizes were eagerly raffled to the delight of those who purchased tickets and won. A very special shout out goes to Olya Chybuchowsky and her "events crew" for their superior organizing abilities and putting our Pysanka Bingo 2015 together.
Submitted by Darcia Moskaluk-Rutkay