Chester Alumnae Sponsors Trendsetting Bingo

Submitted by Lori Staples

Rep Your Decade was the theme for our annual Designer Bag Bingo event. Guests came with attire representing looks from a hippie, disco, afro puffs, spray-painted shirts, and more. Of course, let’s not forget the decor props of big radios, life-size rubrics cube, and multiple graffiti backdrops for the appropriate photo opportunity. The DJ kept the party going between bingo games, which led to a couple of dance-offs, and we couldn’t leave out line dancing.

Yes, another outstanding community event that Chester (PA) Alumnae Chapter hosted to raise money for scholarships and chapter programs. News of the event was shared by word of mouth, multiple social media (Facebook, Instagram, Chapter website) platforms, and various news outlets. In addition, we collaborated with the Upper Chichester police department for a venue and Inter Greek Counsel members to get décor items for the event.

The chapter’s fundraising team put in approximately 30+ hours in planning. They anticipated selling 250 tickets for the event, but exceeded expectations and sold 321 tickets. The impact was shown by onsite feedback, the smile on guests’ faces, exceeding ticket sales, and raising $12,321.84, allowing the chapter to exceed the chapter goal of $20,000 for the sorority year.

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