United Way hosts Donkey Doo Drop

The Bartlesville Regional United Way is hosting a Donkey Doo Drop, the funniest game of bingo you’ve ever played with a prize of $250 up for grabs.

The event will be held from 12-2 p.m. April 28 at the Nowata County Barn. Two donkeys will be live at the event with each one in a pen. Each pen will have 100 squares marked on it, for a total of 200 chances to win. Purchase a square for $20 each. The first square in each pen to get a donkey doo on it wins $250.

From cute animals to good food to vendor tables, the event will have lots of excitement for the whole family. Regent Bank will be selling hamburger and hotdog meals for $5 each, with the proceeds benefitting the Bartlesville Regional United Way. Hats and T-shirts will also be for sale.

Those interested in renting a booth or placing a sign at the event can contact Campaign Manager Whitney Virden.

The event is the first ever hosted in Nowata by the Bartlesville Regional United Way. United Way took Boys & Girls Club of Nowata on as a partner agency in 2015, and currently provides funding to three of their programs: Student Tutoring Knowledge Retention (STKR) program, Food 4 Kids Backpack program and TRAIL (Together Raising Awareness of Indian Life), a fitness lifestyle program.

“Our hope is that the residents of Nowata learn more about the programs we fund in Nowata through the Boys & Girls Club,” Bartlesville Regional United Way Campaign Manager Whitney Virden said. “What Treasure is doing in Nowata with the United Way funds is amazing! We just hope that Nowata residents know that they are a part of our service area and we care about them. We would love to earn more supporters in the Nowata area to continue our programs and to expand the support we are already offering in that area.”

In addition, other United Way funded programs also have an impact in the Nowata area. The Red Cross provided support and responded to fires in the Nowata County area, while 30 seniors received in-home care to allow them to safely stay in their home from Elder Care. Teen pregnancy prevention classes were offered at Nowata High School through Family Healthcare Clinic and a Boy Scout troop provided character development in the area. In addition, Nowata County residents received help from Mary Martha Outreach, Samaritan Counseling and Growth Center and Family Healthcare Clinic on-site in Bartlesville.

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