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DOP Sparta Ch. #18’s St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Fundraiser to Support District 21 Projects

STOCKTON, CA – The Stockton Daughters of Penelope (DOP) Sparta Chapter #18, which was originally established in 1934, hosted their third virtual Bingo Night fundraiser on March 17 via Zoom.

There were 22 participants from California and New York who joined in the fun. Before the games started, Bingo caller Stephanie Leles went over how many games were to be played and the rules.

Four games were played including Traditional (5 in a row – either horizontal, vertical, or diagonal), Plus symbol (+), Letter X, and Coverall/Blackout. Prizes included cash of $50 or $50 gift cards of their choosing. The lucky winners of the evening were Kathy Farros-Hoeppner, Kathy Leles, Angie Legakis, and Nick Farros. The proceeds from Bingo night will benefit the DOP District 21 Scholarship Fund and St. Nicholas Ranch Project.

The chapter was honored to have AHEPA District 6 Lt. Governor Chris Pappis, AHEPA District 21 Governor Chris Frangos, District 21 Governor Alicia Frangos, District 21 Secretary/Past District Governor (PDG) Laurie Sahines, District 21 Marshal Angie Legakis, and District 21 Advisor/PDG Linda Belba. Also participating were District 21 PDGs Diane Peterson, Kalliope Fousekis, JoAnne Panagopoulos, and Kathy Leles. Many District 21 sisters and friends were amongst the participants.

“We greatly appreciate everyone’s donations and support,” the Chapter said in a statement via email. “A special thank you to our District Liaison Robbie Jackson for her extra donation as well as District 21 for providing the prizes. It was a fun evening seeing and enjoying each other’s company via Zoom. We plan on continuing virtual Bingo night annually, so keep a lookout for next year as a different holiday will be picked!”

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