Quingo Game Night fund-raiser at JCC on Jan. 25

By: Paige Bartholomew

The Jewish Community Center will host its first-ever Quingo Game Night fund-raising event on Saturday, January 25, from 6:30-8:30 pm, at the JCC, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal. The cost is $20 per person, with a maximum number of eight people per team. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Reservations are requested and can be made via e-mail with Marley Vavra at marleyv@binghamtonjcc.org. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Quingo is run locally by radio personality Barbara Fox. The game combines elements of bingo, trivia and minute-to-win-it games. Each team will receive a bingo board, where members will record their answers to trivia questions – every answer the team gets right counts toward a possible bingo. Teams that have bingo by the end of the round will then compete in a minute-to-win-it game to determine the winner. 
The contributions from Quingo Game Night will go to the JCC’s Early Childhood Center. The ECC is a place that “provides a warm and caring environment where children explore, experiment, play, grow and learn to ask questions.” Programming is offered for infants through age 5, including full-day daycare and preschool, art and physical education classes, and universal pre-kindergarten. “The proceeds will go toward items needed in the classrooms that create an overall better environment for the children,” said ECC Assistant Director Nichole McMillen. Funds raised will be used to buy manipulative toys for the classrooms’ stations and supplies for other enriching activities.
For more information about Quingo Game Night, ECC programming, or the JCC, contact the JCC office at 724-2417.