Shippensburg University students spent the evening playing rounds of bingo to win prizes at the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) Multipurpose Room (MPR) on Friday night.
SU’s Activities Program Board (APB) hosted the winter wonderland-themed event, at which students were served Dunkin’ Donuts while listening to Christmas music.
The prizes won during the night were Bath & Body Works gift baskets, gift cards and a flat screen TV.
During bingo breaks, the APB members played raffles that included winning a free month of boot camp and sports training. One of the most exclusive prizes of the night was two tickets to attend APB’s Xperience concert featuring music artists Bazzi and Bryce Vine.
One of the participants, sophomore Megan Windall, regularly attends bingo night in hope of winning a flat screen TV.
“I get excited to play [bingo] even though I don’t win anything,” Windall said. “I think it’s fun to go to this event and meet new people; it gives me something to do than being in my dorm.”
Although the event was tense with competition, many believed the game should have been more entertaining, and thought that it went on for too long.
Within an hour, many students left due to the late hour and disappointment from not winning prizes.
“Don’t get me wrong, I love playing bingo, but tonight it wasn’t as interactive as it was in the past, like [with] breakfast bingo and homecoming bingo,” Windall said. “It was a little boring.”
SU’s mascot, Big Red, made an appearance as part of “Where’s Big Red” weekend.
Winter wonderland bingo was one of the last remaining activities for the end of the semester, including APB’s movie showing of “Incredibles 2” and a “Relax with APB” event.