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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Mitchell Shire Concert Band committee suspended the regular Saturday bingo sessions at the band hall at Chittick Park, Seymour, until further notice.
The bingo will commence as soon as the state government and the committee deem it safe to do so.
Bingo manager Pam Collings said the bingo was the band’s main source of income and closing, even temporarily, would cause financial hardship to the band.
“The committee has made this decision because most of the players would be in the vulnerable group, and they want to protect everyone as much as they can,” she said.
“Bingo is such a fun social occasion for all, and the friendships and companionship of the friendly Saturday afternoons is a benefit to the wellbeing of the community, so it is sad to have to close the doors.
“We appreciate the support of our players and hope to see everyone soon, when we’re able to resume. We’ll miss you all until then.
“The committee of the Mitchell Shire Concert Band wishes all their friends and supporters the best of health and luck during this unprecedented time.
“Keep your eyes on the local newspapers, shop windows, newsletters and the band hall for news of the bingo return. Or visit the band website for more information.”
Pam said the committee had started collecting contact details of players who wished to be contacted directly when the bingo started again.
If you wish to be added to the list, contact Pam on 0420 200 278, email [email protected] or visit mitchellshireconcertband.org.au