The parking lot at McDonald’s in Mt. Gilead was nearly full at 5:25 pm Wednesday evening. The reason? It was Bingo night!
McDonald’s Manager Doug Carey said it’s the time senior citizens gather each Wednesday from 5-7 pm to play Bingo in the seating area. This particular evening, employee Courtney West was the ‘Caller’ for nearly two dozen players.
Carey said the program started in June as a community fete, with ice cream and treats as Bingo prizes.
“A lot of them spend time here, and this is a way to thank them,” Carey explained. “Any senior can come – it doesn’t matter where you’re from. This is an opportunity for them to get together here.”