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Designer Handbag Bingo Nets $60,000

The most popular event in Hopkins County, the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation’s
Designer Handbag Bingo, was held on August 3, 2023. With 539 participants, 34 designer bags, 10
door prizes and 5 tie-breaker consolation prizes, the night was a big one!

The Foundation had hoped to make $50,000 this year to provide programs such as a Free
Mammography Clinic to be held in October. The preliminary income and expenses show the
net proceeds to be a little over $60,000 due to the generosity of bingo players and donors.
With the help of sponsors and donors, gorgeous designer handbags, including luxury bags, were
part of the winnings. Due to the participants and volunteers, the event was a fun one!
Everyone cheered on the winners!

The biggest winner from Designer Handbag Bingo is healthcare in Hopkins County…which is the
beneficiary of the proceeds. In addition to the Free Mammography Clinic, the Foundation also
provides free wigs and prosthetics to Hopkins County women undergoing breast cancer
treatment. Additionally, the Foundation sets a yearly funding priority which insures that the
best medical technology, equipment, and offerings are available to Hopkins County citizens.

The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation is an IRS designated 501 (c) 3 non-profit, governed
by an all-volunteer board of directors, each of whom lives and works in Hopkins County. All
funds raised by the Foundation stay in Hopkins County to benefit its citizens. For more
information contact Kayla Price, Executive Director, at 903-438-4799 or [email protected].

Photo 1: Dr. Martin Fielder welcomes the Designer Handbag Bingo crowd as Dr. David Black
looks on. In the background are Don Sapaugh and Tanner Crump preparing for the event start.

Photo 2: Three handbag winners, l-r, Laura Jones, Kasey Knotts, and Maci Merrell are assisted
by the event’s Manly Helpers, 2nd row, l – r, Dr. Martin Fielder, Nolan Willis, Fr. Justin Wiley, and
Will Douglas, PharmD.

Photo 3: Linda Galligher’s (middle, front) door prize win is celebrated by, l-r, Nolan Willis, Paul
Harvey, and Jeff Sanderson.

Photo 4: Jeff Sanderson (left) and Don Sapuagh (right and sideways), provide Katelyn Morgan
with a tie-breaker consolation prize at Designer Handbag Bingo.

Author: KSST Webmaster

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