Bingo night for police dog, Jon-Jon

The Gardnerville council of the Knights of Columbus are dedicating their Feb. 24 Bingo Night in memory of police dog, Jon-Jon, of the Douglas County Sheriff's Canine Unit who died while on duty Feb. 3, in an accidental car fire.

The net proceeds, or a minimum of $1,000, from this event will be donated to the Canine Unit towards a replacement for Jon-Jon.

Police dogs, which can cost between $5,000 and $7,000, are purchased from contributions to this unit. Grand Knight Dick Clark hopes that the public will support this event so that the net proceeds will provide a significant contribution toward getting a much-needed replacement.

The Knights of Columbus hosts Knights Bingo Nights on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at the St. Gall Catholic Church Pastoral Center, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. These events, which are open to everyone over the age of 21, have provided funds to support various community projects and other public needs. Over $2,000 was raised Oct. 14 for Hurricane Katrina victims.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and play starts at 7 p.m. Players purchase a $20 game pack that includes a three-card warm-up, 10 games and one progressive blackout game. The progressive blackout will pay $750 if a bingo is reached within a specific number of calls at this event. Food and drinks will be available for purchase starting at 6 p.m. Knights volunteers will also provide free popcorn, coffee and table snacks during the evening.

Deputy Grand Knight, Chuck Ripoli, is in charge of the Knights Bingo Nights. Any questions should be directed to him at 265-6132 or 265-5350 (work).


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