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Mrs. Claus Bingo night brought many to downtown Carlyle

The Mrs. Claus Bingo night in downtown Carlyle attracted a lot of people and supported the food bank.
Some of the toys collected by the Carlyle RCMP detachment.

CARLYLE - Shoppers and fun night enthusiasts headed up and down Main Street in Carlyle Nov. 9 for the Mrs. Claus Bingo card promotion. 

When shoppers made their way into each business, they had their sheet stamped, looking for a blackout Bingo. A Bingo sheet had participants in for a chance to win one of three gift bags containing gift certificates, donated by the businesses, and $100 in Mrs. Claus cash.

This night was created to showcase what wonderful buisnesses we have in Carlyle, promote shopping local, and have a great partnership with our local RCMP detachment, filling their cruisers with toys and winter clothing for those who are in need of a little extra help this year.

Carlyle's business community supports all events and organizations in the town and surrounding areas.  We appreciate them so it is important to promote them whenever we can and remind everyone all that we have right here. 

We had 17 participating businesses that offered special deals for the night, and graciously served treats and hot chocolate to all those stopping in. We don’t have the total number of shoppers who attended, but we did have 67 Bingo card entries with the lucky winners being: Chaelynn Boutin, Spencer Dyer and James Cyr.

The participating businesses and stops were The Office Bar & Grill, Kuzinas Resto & Grill, N’ Dyer Needs, Lotus Tree Wellness & Healing, 122 Main, King's Department Store, JDM Jewels, fengche flowers, the Carlyle Public Library,  Fireside Furniture & Appliances, Salon 206, Pharmasave, Michael's Coffee Shop, The Flower Shoppe, Fosters Audio Video, Performance Realty and Carlyle Family Foods.

There has been a Toys from Santa Facebook and Instagram page created where the families needing some help can send a message, and we will make arrangements with them to have toys for their children this Christmas. 

It was a wonderful night that was great to see so many people out and about. It was the perfect start for getting into the Christmas spirit, made more nostalgic with the gentle snowflakes that fell at the end of the night.

Thank you to all business, shoppers, Bingo players and RCMP for making this year such a success.