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Local funeral home bingo event helps support food shelf

Karen Atkins of the Atkins Northland Funeral Home recently presented a check to Jackie Meyer of the Salvation Army Food Shelf in the amount of $222. The funeral home also delivered 218 pounds of food to the food shelf.

All of this was made possible by the generous donations made by those who came to turkey bingo at the Atkins Northland Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Twice a year the funeral home hosts a bingo fundraiser - turkey bingo at Thanksgiving and ham bingo at Easter. Nonperishable food items and/or cash are collected from the bingo attendees. All cash donations are then matched by Bob and Karen Atkins of the Atkins Northland Funeral Home.

"It is always a great time and a great opportunity to help others by supporting the food shelf," commented Bob.