Bingo taking place in Cornish New Hampshire-Sullivan County New Hampshire, do you like to have a mighty fine time playing bingo? Will you sure can do that in the Town of Cornish, New Hampshire.
Do you know that you can go to the Cornish Town Hall on Tuesdays to enjoy playing bingo, plus have your enjoyment also help the Cornish Volunteer Fire Department. Will you sure can do that! What a mighty fine way to pay it back to the Volunteer Firemen, that put their lives on the line to help folks when they are in need, and the Firemen do it because they feel its right to do.
Bingo taking place in Cornish New Hampshire-Sullivan County New Hampshire, the Cornish Volunteer Fire Department Benefit bingo games are played each and every Tuesday, at the Cornish Town Hill, which is located at 294 Townhouse Road in Cornish, New Hampshire. The doors open for folks starting at 5:30 P.M., and then at 6:30 P.M. the first number will be called out to folks. The Cornish Fire Auxiliary will have food and beverages available for folks to purchase also.
All the proceeds from both the bingo games and the food and beverage sales go to help the Cornish Volunteer Fire Department.
Bingo as we know it today is a form of lottery and is a direct descendant of Lo Giuoco del Lotto d'Italia.When Italy was united in 1530, the Italian National Lottery Lo Giuoco del Lotto d'Italia was organized, and has been held, almost without pause, at weekly intervals to this date. Today the Italian State lottery is indispensable to the government's budget, with a yearly contribution in excess of 75 million dollars.
In 1778 it was reported in the French press that Le Lotto had captured the fancy of the intelligentsia. In the classic version of Lotto, which developed during this period, the playing card used in the game was divided into three horizontal and nine vertical rows. Each horizontal row had five numbered and four blank squares in a random arrangement. The vertical rows contained numbers from 1 to 10 in the first row, 11 to 20 in the second row, et cetera, up to 90. No two Lotto cards were alike. Chips numbered from 1 to 90 completed the playing equipment. Players were dealt a single Lotto card, then the caller would draw a small wooden, numbered token from a cloth boag and read the number aloud. The players would cover the number if it appeared on their card. The first player to cover a horizontal row was the winner.
Bingo taking place in Cornish New Hampshire-Sullivan County New Hampshire, in the 1800's educational Lotto games became popular. A German Lotto game of the 1850s was designed to teach children their multiplication tables. There were other educational Lotto games such as 'Spelling Lotto,' 'Animal Lotto,' and 'Historical Lotto." Even in today's highly competitive toy and game market, Lotto is holding its own; Milton Bradley sells a Lotto game featuring the Sesame Street Muppets. The game is designed to provide children in the 3 to 6 year age range with a splash of fun while, at the same time, teaching them to count and recognize numbers.
It was during an evening back in December of 1929 when a very tired New York toy salesman, Edwin S. Lowe, decided to drive on to Jacksonville, Georgia so that he might have an early start for his next day's appointments. The year before, with two employees and $1,000 capital, Lowe had set up his own toy company. Soon after, the market crashed and the outlook for his budding firm looked bleak indeed.
A few miles from Jacksonville, Lowe came around a bend in the road and was greeted by the bright lights of a country carnival. he was ahead of schedule, so he parked his car and got out. All of the carnival booths were closed except one, which was packed with people. Lowe stood on tiptoes and peered over the shoulders of the participants. The action centered on a horseshoe shaped table covered with numbered cards and beans. The game being played was a variation of Lotto called Beano. The pitchman, or caller, pulled small numbered wooden disks from an old cigar box and, at the same time, called the number aloud. The players responded by eagerly checking their card to see if they had the number called; if so, they would place a bean on the number. This sequence continued until some someone filled a line of numbers on their card - either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. This feat was marked by the shout of "Beano!" The winner received a small Kewpie doll.
Bingo taking place in Cornish New Hampshire-Sullivan County New Hampshire, Ed Lowe tried to play Beano that night, but, he was not able to get a seat. But while he was waiting around, he started to notic that the players were practically addicted to the game. The pitchman wanted to close up, but every time he said, "This is the last game', nobody would move. When he finally did closed at 3:00 a.m. he actually had to chase the folks out."
After locking up the man running the game, the pitchman told Mr. Lowe that he had run across a game called Lotto while traveling with a carnival in Germany the previous year. The pitchman said that his immediate thought was that it would make a mighty fine tent or carnival game. He made a few changes in its play, and a change of the name to Beano. The game proved to be such a surefire crowd pleas-er and money maker that on his return to the United States, he continued to work the game on the Carnival circuit.
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Dale in New Hampshire
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