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Season Wrap Up: Drag Bingo
June 21, 2016
That's it folks! The Drag Bingo season is officially over- but do not despair, our fabulous fantastic glamorous and gorgeous hosts Haley Star & LaDiva Jonz will return for another "not-your-grandma's" season of Drag Bingo on September 15th 2016. 

This past week AIDS Care Ocean hosted the final Drag Bingo of the 2015-2017 season with proceeds being donated to both Rhode Island Pride and the Orlando, to support the victims and families of those Pulse Night Club shooting and anti-lgbt attack. Generosity was in the air, in addition to the Brown Special split the pot being donated to Orlando, many players returned their winnings as a donation. All together we were able to raise close to $1,800 to support the Orlando victims and families. 

We'd like to thank Rhode Island Pride, especially Julia Carr & Rich Hite for helping organize, decorate, set up and volunteered the night of to bring you a fantastic RI Pride Bingo. Of course, we couldn't do any of this without our incredible Bingo Sponsors. The June Bingo was brought to you by Amazing Intimate Essentials. Mister Sister, Unicorn Ink, Options Magazine, The Stable, The Dark Lady, Alleycat, Friskie Fries, Ocean State Theatre Company, Providence Performing Arts Center, Sundae's Ice Cream, N'Touch Productions and Cox Media!

What would Drag Bingo be without Drag Queens? Boring, that's what. Words cannot express our many thanks we have for both Haley Star and LaDiva Jonz for volunteer hosting this event month after month. After the sad departure of Kitty Litter from Bingo many were unsure of the future of Drag Bingo but our girls TURNED. IT. OUT. this season. 

We'd like to thank our amazing volunteers for the everything they do- from packets, to daubers, to sales, to seating, to crowd control. Thank you Alysha Brock, Leo Mansi, Keith Dube, Jeff Lema, Carol Mann, Tom Wright, Anthony Mckeever, Rayna Reis, Christine Moreau, Jacqueline DiMera, Payton St. James, Kira Stone, Bill Berrgren, Paul Hiat. Christion Battey and the whole APRI team! You're all amazing and we'd be lost without you!

Thank you to all of our 2015-2016 Sponsors for helping us serve one hell of a season:  The Stable, Big Gay Al's Bowling, Mister Sister, Options Magazine, Town Hall Lanes, Cox Media, Gala Bowling, Amazing, Whole Foods, Ocean Point Insurance, AIDS Project RI, Bravo Brasserie, Minute Man Press, Stadium Theatre, Comedy Connection, Providence Performing Arts Center.

We'll see you next season and have a great summer!

Check out these amazing photos from the RI Pride Bingo courtesy of Jen Bonine, photographer Extraordinaire!