North Side residents are encouraged to keep Saturday, May 14, clear for a first-of-its-kind event in the district.
The Edna M. Moyle Primary School PTA is finalizing plans for a Bingo Night, to be held in the Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre.
MLA Ezzard Miller made the announcement last week at the North Side District Council public meeting.
He explained that Cayman’s Gambling Law had been amended in October to permit gambling on board Cayman Islands-registered ships, as long as they are on an international voyage.
Mr. Miller said he and other MLAs used the opportunity to persuade government that the time was right to deal with the issue of raffles. A second amendment provided for the holding of raffles by church organizations, service clubs and other nonprofit organizations.
The bill passed unanimously and Governor Helen Kilpatrick gave her assent in December.
The Bingo committee is still working out details and soliciting prizes, Mr. Miller reported. If successful, the activity can be repeated as evenings of entertainment for the whole family and fundraising for school needs, he said.
More information will be posted closer to the date.