IR Band Boosters’ BINGO offers scores of prizes and chances to win

MILLVILLE – The Indian River Band Boosters largest annual fundraiser is this Saturday, March 2 and this year’s BINGO event offers a plethora of prizes.

“The local business community has been so very generous this year with donations,” said IR Band Boosters president Lisa Bird. “We have more than $1,000 in gift cards to local restaurants and retailers alone, ranging in value from $10 to $90.”

The boosters’ 11th annual fundraiser will be held at Millville Volunteer Fire Company. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with games beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Patrons must be 18 or older to play.

Food and drinks will be available.

The list of donated prizes includes:

  • a two-night hotel stay in Ocean City;
  • Golf for four;
  • Photo session packages;
  • $200 in landscaping
  • Movie and theater tickets;
  • Shorebirds tickets;
  • Gym memberships;
  • Escape room for two;
  • Horseback trail ride;
  • Massages;
  • Bowling;
  • Float therapy;
  • Mini golf

And that’s not including all the gift baskets the boosters have collected.

“There are just so many ways for participants to win something this year,” said Ms. Bird. “We have 22 games, with a variety of prizes including $800 in cash games (more than double the cash games we had last year).”

Ms. Bird said a survey conducted during the games last year indicated many people wanted more cash games. “So, we listened,” she said.

The raffles are set up as regular raffles (valued at $99 or less and tickets cost three for $5 or six for $10) and High Roller Raffles (valued at $100-plus and tickets cost three for $10 and six for $20).

The boosters will also have their Lollipop tree out. Pick a lollipop with a color on the bottom of the stick and you get to pick a prize. Winnings include free food from Chick fil A and TGI Friday’s, Ms. Bird said.

The BINGO event enables the IR Band Boosters to buy music scores and rights, repair and replace instruments, pay for transportation to performances, as well as other expenses in the 2019-20 school year.

The IR Band Boosters are a 501c3 (Tax ID# 51-0385920) nonprofit, whose mission is to support band, choir and drama at Indian River High School.

To purchase tickets or for additional information, call 539-1544 or email

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