UWJC Events & News
One of United Way of Jasper County's most popular fundraising events is back for 2021.
UWJC's VIP Bingo - sponsored by Eye Care Center of Newton, Kinetic Edge, Newton Clinic and Wallace Family Funeral Home - will be on June 24. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo will begin around 6:30 p.m. and will take place at Alta House Event Center, 1600 E. 36th St. S.
The event was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic but organizers are excited the fundraiser is slated for later this summer at its new location.
"2020 was a tough year. Not only did we cancel the event due to the pandemic but our original site was damaged by the derecho in August and is no longer available," said Jessica Lowe Vokes, UWJC Executive Director. "We definitely had challenges rescheduling this popular night but we think people are really going to enjoy the new location at Alta House because it is beautiful, tons of close parking and is a perfect backdrop foa fun night out"
Along with the new venue, Lowe Vokes said the event will offer a larger variety of prizes but will still feature fan favorite name brand purses.
"I know this is an event that a lot of women look forward to but I would encourage anyone who likes bingo, nice prizes and helping make a difference grab a ticket," Lowe Vokes said, noting there will be some prizes guys would really like too.
Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased at UWJC office or online for $42 at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/uwojc/event/830945
Admission includes Snacks, drinks and bingo packets.
Space is very limited and tickets are selling fast.
United Way of Jasper County hosted a new and fun event to support its mission in helping the people of Jasper County. The Great Big Awesome Raffle included prize drawings every day for the month of Novemer.
Here are the winners:
Nov. 1 - Patty McCormick - Gift certificats to Montana Mike's (donated by Montana Mike's)
Nov. 2 - Toni Peska - $50 cash** Donated back to UW
Nov. 3 - Nicky Lampe & Sveta Miller - Each a $50 Gift Card to Goldie's Ice Cream
Nov. 4 - Paula Arkema - Hamilton Beach 12-cup Coffee Maker
Nov. 5 - Toni Peksa & Doug Hill - Each a $50 Gift Certificate to Esther & Co.
Nov. 6 - Amber Beerends - Sound Bar
Nov. 7 - Deb Chance - Fire Pit
Nov. 8 - Jennifer Prendergast - Kindle Tablet
Nov. 9 - Doug & Cindy Smith - A Night of Magic & Mystery gift certificate
Nov. 10 - Kelsey Lazella - $100 Goldie's Gift Card
Nov. 11 - Lori Schutte - $50 Esther & Co. Gift Certificate
Nov. 12 - Sue Fortune - Fossil Men's Watch
Nov. 13 & 14 - Zachary Lowe - Digital Picture Frame & Nicole Terry - Montana Mikes Gift Certificates
Nov. 15 - Katie Cantu - Capitol II $50 Gift Card
Nov. 16 - Jackson/Amanda Price - Crosley Record Player
Nov. 17 - Denise Rash - Fossil Purse
Nov. 18 - Donna Cook - Magic Bullet/Montana Mike certificate AND Becky Tenckinck - Mini Frig/Montana Mike certificate
Nov. 19 - Tony & Des Cameron - Pizzazz
Nov. 20 - Shelley Koons - Crown Royal
Nov. 21- Cody Muhs - $25 gift certificate to Esther & Company
Evelyn George - travel DVD player
Nov. 22 - Kim Thomas - InstaPot Air Fryer
Nov. 23 - Lisa Fraser - 32 Inch Roku Flatscreen TV
Nov. 24 - Craig Armstrong - Coleman Cooker & $100 Cash
Nov. 25 - Doug & Cindy Smith - $100 Cash
Nov. 26 - Doug Bishop - DeWalt Impact Driver Set
Nov. 27 - Scott & Sabrina Smead -Blackstone Grill
Nov. 28 - Joe Grife - YETI Cooler
Nov. 29 - Curt Tremel - Diamond Earrings
Nov. 30 - Lee & Jennifer Barnett - $500 CASH$$$