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Bingo returns to Danish Brotherhood Hall

April 6, 2019

The tradition of bingo night returned Thursday to the Danish Brotherhood Hall in Ludington.

The organizers took three months off from hosting the weekly event because of bad weather, declining attendance and just to give the bingo volunteers a rest, said Rob Jensen, a bingo worker.

Jensen said the Danish Brotherhood Hall has been holding weekly bingo for nearly 50 years.

“It’s what helps keep this place alive,” he said. “We’ve had bingo since 1973.”

Proceeds from bingo help keep the lights on at the hall, said Jensen, but the events also provide community members with a fun activity and a few dollars in winnings if they score a bingo.

Cookie Lynn won at least three bingo games Thursday night. She said she’s been coming to weekly bingo since it started 46 years ago, and now she attends with her sister, Evie Stuart, who’s been playing bingo at the hall for two years.

“We don’t come here to win. We just come here to play,” Lynn said. “If we don’t win, that’s OK.”

The Danish Brotherhood Hall will host bingo each Thursday. Bingo cards are sold starting at 4 p.m., and games typically go from 6 to 10 p.m. Cards start at $1.