Lions Bingo set for Saturday, Car Raffle postponed to October 8th

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - St. Maarten Lions Club would like to announce to the public that the Lions Mother’s Day Bingo which was postponed from May 13th is still on with an exciting line up of games this coming Saturday, June 17th at the Port St. Maarten Home Porting Building.
On Saturday evening, the public should drive to the Harbour Cruise facility in Point Blanche whereby they will be directed to the designated parking areas by security guards and St. Maarten Lions Club members in vests after which they will guided to the Home Porting Building where the bingo games will be played. Gates open at 7pm whereby the public can get there bingo cards, drinks, snacks and the bingo starts at 8pm sharp.
Tickets for the bingo can still be bought for $10 from any St. Maarten Lions Club member, at Van Dorp in Madame Estate, Big D’s Photo Studio on the Pondfill and at the Lions Den on Suckergarden Road on Saturday from 10am to 1pm only. A limited supply of bingo tickets will be available at the gate, so members of the public are urged to purchase their ticket in advance as only persons with valid tickets will be admitted to the facility where the bingo is being played. The facility seats 700 persons and a ticket guarantees the person a seat.
Some of the prizes that the public can win at the Lions Bingo are various vouchers for Kooyman Mega Store, weekend stays at Oyster Bay, Atrium Hotel, Summit Hotel, Sonesta Maho Resort and at a resort on Anguilla. Other bingo prizes are cellular phones, a tablet, various home appliances and vouchers for St. Maarten Cable TV, Caribbean Window Covering and numerous restaurants. Airline tickets at the bingo are for roundtrip tickets on PAWA any destination, WINAIR to Tortola and Antigua, Air Antilles to Puerto Rico and the Grand Prize is a round trip ticket to Amsterdam on KLM.  
With regards to the Car Raffle, after consulting with the St. Maarten Harbour Group the main sponsor of the Lions Club Father’s Day Car Raffle, the board of the St. Maarten Lions Club has decided to postpone the car raffle to Sunday October 8th. The main reason for this is that the 2017 Toyota Prius Hybrid car is not yet on the island and the St. Maarten Lions Club would prefer to have the car on the island for marketing and promotion purposes which in turn assists with ticket sales. The Lions Club board members also felt that additional time was needed to raise the required funds with the car raffle for worthwhile projects in the St. Maarten community as ticket sales have been slow since Carnival. In addition to this, the Lions Club also felt it best to present the car to the winner as soon as the car raffle is over as was done in the past and not have the winner wait on the car for a few weeks. Tickets for the car raffle will also remain at $10.
All car raffle tickets that were bought by public over the last few months will be valid for the October 8th drawing and members of the public are urged to keep their car raffle tickets in a safe place until then. The President and Board of the St. Maarten Lions Club apologizes to the public for any inconvenience that the car raffle postponement may cause and looks forward to holding the raffle on Sunday October 8th, 2017.
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