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Bingo Game Held to Benefit Charities

Humboldt County's resource for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, Queer Humboldt, has announce its pick of charities who will be the main beneficiaries of the groups second year of holding their " Bingo With A Twist" fundraiser.

The charities that will benefit from the fundraiser are the HIVkids and the Alzheimer's Resource Center of the Humboldt Senior Resource Center that are being built for the community's alzheimer sufferers.

The revenues that will be earned from the fundraiser will be divided equally to both charities. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will present and host the program for the second time in a row.

The first charity, HIVkids is a charity organization is to provide children and their respective families who are infected, affected and orphaned by HIV-AIDS with proper food and adequate clothing and shelter for them and try to bring happiness into the life of these kids who sometimes are even too young to understand the situation that they are in. The organization's website is at

The planned center for Alzheimer sufferers will be designed to provide patients good day care and support services like in the form of counselling, etc. to improve the situation of these people with this kind of condition and their respective families. The group's website can be found at

The Arcata Community Center across from HealthSport will host the Bingo With A Twist event on September 9, at exactly 5:00 p.m.

The Arcata Community Center can accomodate up to 400 persons. The community center will open at exactly 5:00 p.m. for those interested in the beer and wine welcome reception that are hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

The director of Adult Day Health Services at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center, Maggie Kraft said that their center is very honored and thrilled that the planned New Alzheimer's Center is one of the beneficiaries of the Bingo with a Twist fundraiser and they greatly appreciate the support of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Humboldt Community Breast Health Project and the Humboldt County AIDS Task Force are the last year's beneficiaries of Queer Humboldt's first "Bingo With A Twist" to a sell-out crowd of more than 230 participants held in the North Coast Inn in Arcata which are able to raise more than $6,000 thousand dollars for the two beneficiaries.


Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Donna Regan

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