19 Aug Everybody is a Winner!
The good folks at Plant Amnesty are certifiably committed – to their mission of saving trees and shrubs from damage and disfigurement at the hands of well-intentioned (but woefully uninformed) people. But only they could come up with an event titled “Tree Hugger Bingo & Chile Feed” to raise funds for this worthy cause. This raucous evening was so popular last year that they are repeating it, so get your tickets now and plan to attend Wednesday, September 22 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle.
And who better to call the bingo games than that irrepressible force of nature, Ciscoe Morris? His supporting cast will be Father Weedo Sarducci, Marilyn Monrovia, the Garden Angel, Weed Witch and the Bingo Bee. (If you don’t know who those people are imitating, then you might be too young to attend. Better brush up on reruns of old late night comedy and movies before the big night.)
Your $25 ticket includes your choice of hot, vegetarian, mild and/or meaty chile along with some chips. Plus the most essential item of the evening – your bingo card. If you’d like some healthy greens to go with your chile or some drinks to loosen you up, salad, beer, wine, soda and cake will be available for purchase. Chile is served at 6:30 pm and the games start at 7:00 pm.
Of course it wouldn’t be bingo without prizes, and Cass Turnbull and company has lined up some good ones, including hot plants, cool garden and arboriculture tools, elegant pots, garden books and many more. Odds of winning – a remarkable one in four! Odds of winning if you don’t attend? Zero, zip, nada! And the Plant Amnesty folks are so generous they even give consolation prizes to those who don’t win. So everyone who attends is a winner, and so are the trees and shrubs of our region when they are saved from senseless mutilation and torture by the experts at Plant Amnesty. These skilled arborists are the superheros for our trees and shrubs, and we’re glad to have them at the rescue.
This event sells out quickly, so get your $25 tickets now by calling 206-783-9813, ext. 1, or email them at [email protected]. No experience necessary! Not sold in any stores! Operators are standing by! (Must be 18 years or older to participate. Really. It’s some kind of law or something.) – Janet