By Alice Roche Cody
Friday evening was all about fun, games, and light-up glow glasses as more than 350 members of our GSB community Zoomed in for our second annual disco-themed Family Bingo Night. Dressed in glittery '80s outfits, event co-chairs Caroline Campion and Emily Maillet once again hosted the successful event with high enthusiasm.
"Even though we couldn't be in person this year, we still wanted everyone to be entertained from home," said Ms. Campion. "That's why we included tons of treats and toys along with the bingo sheets and stampers in the swag bags." Ms. Maillet added that they are proud of the Bingo Committee's valiant efforts, including setting the tone at Home Winds Farm with balloons, streamers, blaring disco tunes, and dancing for the swag bag-pick up. "Everyone went above and beyond, from the swag bags to décor, to make this night a huge success," she said.
At the event, Tony DeVergillo, aka Mr. Bingo, once again delivered an enjoyable and lively show in full-bling attire, and special guest star Head of School Sid Rowell got into the act, calling numbers in a glitzy jacket.
A big thank you to the PA's Bingo Committee for donating amazing prizes for all ages. More than 25 winners secured extra-special treats from the door prize raffle, scavenger hunt, and trivia games. And of course, all the bingo winners, especially the GRAND Prize winner Lauren Rossiter. The PA is truly grateful to Laura and Hank Brucker for donating a summer weekend at their LBI beach house to raise the excitement level for the last game.
The night could not have been as successful without the help of all the behind-the-scenes participants, particularly the technical crew who kept things moving. And shout-outs as well to GSB Parent Glenn Lawse and Varsity Soccer Coach Tony Bednarsky for calling bingo games.
PA President Sheri Cohen is thrilled that students, parents, faculty, and staff came together after-hours for some good old-fashioned FUN. "Part of the PA's mission is to host events that build community," she said. "Our first bingo night was such a wonderful community-building event that we did not want COVID to stop us. Our Bingo Committee worked hard to create a dynamic and exciting event. It was amazing that we brought more than 100 GSB families together to share in this exciting Friday night celebration."