Anybody Ever Been Busted for Bingo??
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- Subject: Anybody Ever Been Busted for Bingo??
- From: Gerry Snyder <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 4 Oct 1997 15:29:31 -0600 (MDT)
After our fairly successful fall sale, we had a bunch
of iris left over. We were going to distribute the
remaining rhizomes with a bingo game. We publicized
the fact. The day of the meeting I had messages on my
phone machine from the vice squad and a police lieutenant,
the latter of which started off in a kind manner, but
ended up with "if you go ahead with this game someone
[I wonder who] is going to jail." It didn't matter that
the bingo cards were free, or that the prizes were
things we couldn't sell. We didn't have the $50 permit,
so we were breaking the law. [The same permit would allow
up to 3 games per week for a year, for fundraising.]
Anybody ever hear of such a thing?? How the #$@%@^
can the state (California) and city (Los Angeles)
place such limits on how we give things away?
Gerry, disgusted with the system
PS We ended up giving our 140+ bags of rhizomes away
via other games and had a good time, but I will never
forget or forgive the powers that be.
firstname.lastname@example.org AIS Region 15
Warm, winterless Los Angeles
President of San Fernando Valley Iris Society
My work? Helping generate data for http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo