I won't make you read an entire post in pirate-ese (yet!), but rest assured, the closer we get to the day the more proficient you will become. Newcomers to our site should take an extra couple of minutes to view our pirate fun from last year.
So what's in store this year? Lots of fun capped off by the Second Annual Pirate Bingo Fundraiser. Readers purchase a Bingo card for a nominal fee and then play Bingo in hopes of winning fabulous prizes. All proceeds go to Highlowaha's Gift of 218 Philanthropy.
Lots of details still to be worked out.
Detail #1. What are our prizes?
That's where you - our fun loving and thoughtful - readers come into play. Loyal readers, occasional visitors, and lurkers alike - get to donate items you consider worth winning (click here to see examples from last year). The fact that loot is donated is what makes the event a fundraiser.
Detail #2. How do you win prizes?
Readers and your family and friends will be invited to purchase Bingo cards. On the evening of Saturday, September 19 we will host a Pirate Bingo Party - virtually. We call numbers and post them in our blog's comment section. You play Bingo in your homes (in front of the computer) and the first person to post Bingo wins the round and the prize of his/her choice. The process wasn't flawless last year, but rather than make me walk the plank how 'bout making a suggestion or two about how we might refine the process.
Detail #3. What's in it for you?
Fun; an opportunity to catch the Spirit of 218 by celebrating with family and friends; a chance to continue raising money for the Gift of 218. Check out the Official Talk Like a Pirate Website for more ideas than you could ever implement. You could... build a pirate ship, elaborate or out of card board; bake a pirate cake or cupcakes; play pirate games; or sing pirate sea shanty's.
Detail #4. What now?
Mark your calendar for the evening of Saturday, September 19; dig out your pirate garb; start planning your party or family gathering; and get ready for some fun. Also, let us know if you can donate some loot to be won by our Bingo winners.
Otherwise, signing off until tomorrow mateys...