Arlington’s Dollars for Scholars organization will hold their bingo night, the organization's largest fundraiser of the year, on April 27.

The event will be held at the Arlington High School Commons from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with doors opening around 5:30 p.m., according to Holly Sloan-Buchanan, the president for the local Dollars for Scholars organization.

Food will be available for purchase throughout the evening, she said.

Cost to enter the event is $15 for adults and $10 for accompanying children.

Sloan-Buchanan said that people enjoy coming out to the event for a fun evening with other community members.

“People always tell me how it’s a fun night to come out to,” she said.

Locals also like to support the organization, which provides scholarships for Arlington students each year.

“We are very blessed because the community is very supportive of us,” said Sloan-Buchanan.

There are also a number of donated prizes for the bingo night, she said.

There are a number of $25 gift cards from Arlington stores and from “basically every restaurant in town.” 

Some $50 gift cards will also be given out for the blackout games.

“So, for a $15 admission we think those are some good prizes from the community,” said Sloan-Buchanan.

This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the local nonprofit group which is meant to support student’s furthering their education.

“We provide scholarships for Arlington students, and not just Arlington High School students but Weston High School students as well,” said Sloan-Buchanan.

She said that the organization provides scholarships not just for students going to university, but those going to technical schools or other colleges as well.

“Last year we gave out $90,000 in scholarships to 77 students,” said Sloan-Buchanan.

The organization is entirely volunteer driven and relies on community support to provide those scholarships each year to Arlington students.

“Our missions is to support kids and their futures,” said Sloan-Buchanan.

She said that she values the work that Dollars for Scholars does each year because it helps the kids and the future of our community.

“Whether it is in Arlington or elsewhere, the kids are our future,” she said.

Dollars for Scholars scholarships are open each year, usually from Feb. 1 to April 1.

To learn more about the local organization or how to apply for future scholarships go to www.arlingtonwa.dollarsforscholars.org.

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