GREENCASTLE -- On Saturday, the Putnam County Board of Realtors (PCBR) will host a charity bingo night at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building. The event is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m., with an early bird game at 6 p.m.
Tickets are available at many local real estate member offices for $20. Tickets may also be purchased the night of the event for $25. Doors will open at 5 p.m.
"Toward our goal of promoting home ownership, we have selected Rebuilding Together as the main recipient of proceeds from this year's charity bingo event," said PCBR Director James Knoebel.
Rebuilding Together Owen-Putnam (RTOP) is the local chapter of the national Rebuilding Together organization, serving Owen and Putnam counties. The organization focuses on helping the elderly, the disabled and families with children who are restricted by low income and need help to make necessary repairs and maintenance to their own homes.
RTOP provides these services at no cost to the homeowners and relies on the generosity of businesses, churches and individuals to make these projects possible.
In 2008, RTOP completed give home renovation projects, replace four roofs, had over 200 volunteers, partnered with four local churches, received grants from the Putnam County Community Foundation, Lowe's, Wal-Mart and Thrivent and made over $70,000 in home improvements with less than $25,000.
Tickets include bingo (15 regular games, one bonanza game and one early bird game) and a door prize ticket. Pull tabs, drinks and snacks will be available for sale at the event. For a list of advance purchase ticket locations, go to www.putnamcountyboardofrealtors.com/bing...
Cash prizes will be awarded based on ticket sales. This event is open to individuals 18 and older and will be run in conformance with Indiana gaming laws.
The Putnam County Board of Realtors is a local not-for-profit professional organization made up of more than 125 local realtor and affiliate members. It has been in existence for 55 years. Throughout the years, PCBR has donated to several local organizations and has been able to establish an annual college scholarship available to local high school students.