Roanoke Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department opened their doors again for Bingo on Thursday nights for the first time in over a year. The doors opened at 6:30 p.m. and the first game started around 7:30 p.m. There was an intermission about half way through the night, and the playing finished around 10 p.m. There was no admission to get in the door. The cash prizes for the game ranged anywhere from $25 to $100. 

Members of the Auxilary for the Fire Department volunteered their time to cook and prepare hotdogs and light refreshments for the attendees. Various dessert items were also donated by women in the Auxilary . “It’s a happy group. It’s always a happy group. Most of these people are regulars that come on every Thursday night. And it becomes like a family, just like a big family,” said Evelyn Kinzer, a member of the Board of Directors for the Roanoke Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department. 

Terry Shearin, a regular who says she comes four Thursdays a month, said her favorite games to play were the,” crazy T, or anything with crazy in it, because it’s intense and you have to focus on it or whatever. It’s better than the four corners. It’s alittle harder to get it than basic bingo.” When asked what she would tell someone who is considering coming, Shearin said they should come,” because we have fun here. We have time out. I love the people here. I know alot of them. It’s a good atmosphere.”

For information on bingo night or general information about the Roanoke Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department activities, you can visit them on Facebook or call them at: (252) 586-5737