Bingo players will be thrilled to learn about a new game that kicks off today in downtown Noblesville.
“We decided to play Bingo to give folks something fun to do during the slow wintertime slump,” said Deb Wofford, Noblesville, who last fall facilitated the startup of the new Noblesville Downtown Restaurant Association and who is heading up the new Bingo game.
Play begins when a patron spends a minimum of $15 at any participating restaurants. The patron receives a Bingo card and qualifies to have a Bingo square marked off of their card.
Then take that card to other restaurants to continue playing. “When someone gets all squares marked off in a row (vertical, horizontal or diagonally), they can redeem their prizes at two of the restaurants in their row,” Wofford said.
Mark off five squares in a row and win Bingo.
What do you win? The opportunity to return to two establishments in your Bingo card’s marked-off row and receive a gift from each establishment.
Thirteen businesses are participating: Alexander’s on the Square, Asian Grill, Barley Island Brewing Co., Courtney’s Kitchen, Ginger’s Cafe, Grindstone Public House, Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano, Noble Coffee & Tea, Primeval Brewing, Rosie’s Uptown Cafe, Syd’s Fine Food & Spirits, Texy Mexy and Uptown Cafe. Each restaurant has 30 Bingo cards, so don’t delay.
Only two winning squares per card may be redeemed. Patrons can redeem their winning square at Noble Coffee & Tea for a beverage of choice, while patrons can redeem the rest of the squares at establishments that will award $15 gift cards.
Bingo cards are only available today through Feb. 29. The cards can be redeemed through March.
Patrons who are winners go to the first establishment, receive their gift, and their Bingo card will be marked. They can then go to the second establishment for another gift and their Bingo card will be turned in.
The Noblesville Downtown Restaurant Association was created in the interest of local family-owned and operated eateries in and near the downtown Square.
The Association, which has a Facebook page that folks can follow, recently published a Diner’s Guide, said Wofford who, with her husband, Richard, distributed the guides to participating restaurants.
The Noblesville Downtown Restaurant Association Diner’s Guide has also been distributed to hotels around Hamilton County and other county locations. The trifold guide features a colorful map of 14 participating restaurants, plus written description of each location, type of eatery, telephone numbers, and a key to which eateries serve gluten-free or vegetarian items on the menus.
Wofford began facilitating the need to bring the restaurants together last fall after being loyal patrons of downtown Noblesville restaurants for many years.
Wofford doesn’t plan to operate the restaurant association. She’s merely the organizer, the one who is connecting them all together and giving them the opportunity.
The Bingo game is just one more way to bring awareness to these restaurants in downtown Noblesville.
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