Lo­cal Bunco group do­nates to non­prof­its

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Mary Mansker heard the New­ton County Li­brary Sys­tem was short on money, so she and the Sur­rey Chase neigh­bor­hood Bunco group de­cided they would help by do­nat­ing money from their monthly game gather­ing.

The group has been meet­ing for the past two years and un­til re­cently played for small prizes. Given the eco­nomic down­turn, mem­bers de­cided they should each chip in $5, and each month’s host­ess would then get to do­nate half of the money to a char­ity of his or her choice.

The group only has 12 mem­bers, so the do­na­tions aren’t large, but lo­cal non-prof­its are glad for any help they can get.

“I chose the li­brary be­cause I’m a mem­ber of Sat­suki Gar­den Club and we work with the li­brary a lot. I love the li­brary and want to help it as much as I can,” Mansker said. The li­brary was very grate­ful, and Mansker said she plans to do­nate to the li­brary again next time she hosts.

The Bunco group has also do­nated to area food banks, home­less shel­ters, churches and other faith- based or­ga­ni­za­tions.

As for why they play Bunco, well, it’s easy to play and re­quires play­ers to ro­tate be­tween part­ners, so there’s plenty of op­por­tu­nity to so­cial­ize with­out ham­per­ing the game.

Gabriel Khouli / The Cov­ing­ton News

The Sur­rey Chase neigh­bor­hood Bunco group poses at Jim and Nelle Hall’s house.

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