The first ever Drive-in-Bingo was a big hit last Sunday at the GAA grounds Portlaoise.
Hundreds of cars carrying novice and experienced bingo players turned up to blow their horns and flash their lights to claim their prizes for their Bingo checks.
“All eyes were down” as the numbers were called to the crowds participating in the comfort of their cars. Marquees were set up for anyone on came on foot.
The total pay- out on the day was €4,900. Prices of books were as follows: Single €6, Double €10, and two Jackpot Fliers €3 each.
The proceeds from the event and the next two events on the last Sundays of August and September will go to three worthwhile local groups needing to fundraise for their own needs the Portlaoise GAA Club, Portlaoise Musical Society and MS Ireland.
Annette McCaul, Fundraising Executive with MS Ireland, thanked people from Laois and surrounding counties who turned out to show their support . She invited them back again.
“None of this would have been possible without the Volunteers who delivered a very professional game of Bingo despite one or two teething problems which were rectified immediately and the Punters all showed their appreciation of the day out by blowing horns and flashing lights to confirm their continued support for the next two games,” she said.