Bingo benefits center
The sixth annual “Beach Bingo Bash” to benefit the Elizabeth Richardson Center will be July 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fayetteville. The evening will include bingo games, with prizes for the winners, and food and drinks. Mansur Choudry, a nationally recognized expert on autism, will be the evening’s featured speaker.
The group serves children and adults with disabilities in Washington, Benton and Madison counties. For high school students and adults, the group provides vocational training, job placement, community involvement and independent living options.
Offerings for preschool children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years, at the Child Development Centers include speech, physical and occupational therapies. The centers are in Farmington, Fayetteville, Huntsville, Springdale and Siloam
Springs. The center in Springdale provides for services for Hispanic and Marshallese families.
The organization also operates Richardson Industries, which employs adults with disabilities who provide contract services such packaging, assembly, light repair, sorting and labeling for businesses.
Ally MacQuilkan (left), a volunteer with the Elizabeth Richardson Center softball team, high-fives Taylor Dark during a 2013 softball game at J.B. Hunt Park in Springdale. The “Beach Bingo Bash” on July 29 will benefit children and adults with disabilities the organization serves in Washington, Benton and Madison counties.