January 7, 2023
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Vesper Community Center
1247 N 120th Rd Lincoln
Start the new year with some wholesome family fun and delicious food! Bingo is happening at the Vesper Community Center this Saturday, January 7th. The community center is located at 1247 N 120th Rd, Lincoln KS 67455 a mile south of Hwy 18. In December 128 players came from Lincoln, Russell, Ellsworth, Mitchell, Ottawa, Saline, Dickinson, Osborne, and Rice counties. Over $550 in prize money was awarded, and Carly Zaylor from Abilene won the jackpot round.
Community center volunteers will be selling grilled burgers and cheeseburgers, homemade chicken noodle soup, chocolate and coconut cream meringue pies, cinnamon rolls, ice cream sundaes, floats, popcorn, and other snacks to fundraise for the community center and its programs. The pies and cinnamon rolls are sponsored by Kansas MidWest Homes & Movers and the popcorn is sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred seed from Sylvan Grove.
Doors and food concessions open at 5:30 pm. Prior to bingo, there will be free raffles for $5 concession food gift certificates. Bingo starts at 7:00 pm and intermission begins after the first 10 games generally around 8:30 pm, with another 10 games that follow. All 20 games can be played for as little as $6. Players can also arrive late and play just the remaining games. Cash prizes are given out for each of the 20 games. More info about bingo is at https://www.vespercc.org/bingo/.
The circa 5000 square foot community center is available for rentals for weddings, parties, auctions, memorials, and meetings and can comfortably accommodate as many as 300 people. An updated calendar has been added to the website that shows upcoming events, rental reservations, and facility availability. More information about these events and rentals is available at https://vespercc.org/facility-rentals/.
The following month, on Monday, February 6th the Post Rock Community Foundation will be having their kick-off dinner for their annual fundraising “Match Month.” The dinner is open to the public (with RSVP – https://postrockcf.org/contact/). On Saturday, February 18th the annual Vesper Farm Show will be held from 9 am to 2 pm. 20 vendors are expected and ag, ranch, and financial service vendors will be there to offer expertise and giveaways. Volunteers are always needed. To volunteer call 785 524 2466 or message the community center through its website.
The facility is supported by grants from: Dane G Hansen, Post Rock Community Foundation, Lincoln County WEB Fund, and local businesses. Be sure to thank Meyer Tire and Lube, the Bank of Tescott, Strategic Farm Solutions, S&S Autobody & Towing, Bennington State Bank, World Pest Control, Kansas Midwest Homes and Movers, Seirer’s Clothing, Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed of Sylvan Grove, and Citizens State Bank & Trust when you patronize these businesses.