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Those looking for a shaded area for a game or two of bingo, or even a place to nap, found it again at the Chase County Fair. Members of the Imperial Lions Club, with help from many community volunteers, operate the bingo for four days during the fair each year. According to a report from the club, this year’s gross intake from hundreds of games of bingo reached $11,597—that’s a lot of quarters. That puts it in the top five of all years. In addition to most of the club’s 30 members, at least that many from the community and surrounding area help out in filling the three-hours shifts during the four days. Relatives of club members who may be visiting have also been recruited for a shift or two. All workers will be thanked at an appreciation dinner on Sept. 25. Above left, Sonya Schilke and daughter Sydney enjoy their bingo games during the week. Below, Lions members Eric Moreland, center, Jayne Henry, right, and community volunteer Renae Bottom, far left, are pictured in the building full of prizes. The Lions Club uses proceeds from bingo each year for their many community service projects. (Republican photos)


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