Community dinner, Bingo makes tasty turkey a big winner

Winning at Bingo can be a heavy responsibilty as a motherdaughter found
out Sunday afternoon when they picked up their prize – a 13-pound turkey.
Following the Community Dinner at the High Plains Community DinnerToody
Haugen (left) watches as her daughter, Deane Haugen, picks up a 13-pound prize for winning a game of bingo.
The daughter is visiting from Aromatic crystals with Washington.

Even snow and ice on the local roads didn’t stop the Third Annual Community Dinner from being a success Sunday at the High Plains Community Center.

By Brad Mosher

The Herald

According to organizers, more than 312 people stopped by for a holiday meal Saturday.

Thanks to a large number of donations and turkeys the event set a new attendance record, the spokesman added.

“We took the money (donations) and right before we bought the turnkeys,” Bob Dolezal said.

There were 150 people ach of the first two years.

But now, the attendance more than doubled.

“People are realizing this is for the community,” he added. “Anybody can come.”

The turkeys were not only for eating, but they also were up for grabs after the meal as prizes for bingo.

There were more than 20 volunteers, including the 4H Club from Halliday.

Coy Schleppenbach of Halliday keeps a very close eye on the numbers as they are coming up during the Bingo session after
Sunday’s Community Dinner at the High Plains Community Center in Killdeer. – Herald photos / Brad

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