- Emily Cowan
On Nov. 19, the Activities Management Program held a Thanksgiving Bingo Night that started at 8 p.m. The event occurred in the Palmieri Activities Center.
The AMP members who planned this Bingo Night were Jordana Lain (C’24) and Cara Davis (C’24). The two came to the PAC at 5 p.m. to begin setting the building up to accommodate for the night. Due to the colder weather the garage doors on the building were not opened so masks were mandatory for students.
Unlike the one prior to it, this bingo night required no pre-registration, rather it was first come first serve to “bring back the old bingo atmosphere.” Bingo in the past has been set up in a more constructed, classic style with tables and a more relaxed setting like the last one.
Since they were not having pre-registration AMP was hoping for more students to come out than there was last time which was already a little over 100 students. The event was a hit, as it is a favorite at the Mount. AMP members had to place chairs up on the second level of the PAC and many students sat on the floor so that they could play.
The Thanksgiving Bingo taking place later in the evening was because the Mount’s club Volleyball team was holding their Friendsgiving in the PAC earlier. As Lain mentioned, however, this allowed the AMP to give students more of that “later bingo vibe that we used to have.”
This time the PAC was filled with tables lined with red and gold tablecloths with gold balloons, Thanksgiving themed centerpieces and wired lights placed along the tops to allow “everybody to engage with everybody.” There was also music playing throughout the night and colorful light shined through the building.
The first round ended in a round of rock-paper-scissors between members of the Men’s and Women’s Rugby teams, with the women coming out as the victors. Some of the prizes included computer cases, blue-light glasses, a tablet and Air Pods. The final prize included a speaker, insulated blanket, Yeti cooler and a hydro flask.
Halfway through the night, there were a couple of rounds of Minute to Win it, the prize being a free ticket to any movie of the students choosing. This was a great opportunity to get their legs stretched and moving while also continuing with the fun.
It was a nice way for the community to come together before the upcoming break and finals to take time to relax and have fun. It gave an opportunity for people to become friends with those they were sitting with. Lain said, “it doesn’t matter if they’re a senior or a [first-year] at the same table, we want to encourage everybody.”
The Thanksgiving Bingo Night was a way of setting up the Thanksgiving mood for all the students who came. Students are excited for future Bingo Nights some are especially looking forward to the warmer months when hopefully there will be seating outside again.