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Re: Anybody Ever Been Busted for Bingo??

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Anybody Ever Been Busted for Bingo??
  • From: "Robert Pindell" <bobdell@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Oct 1997 18:54:42 -0600 (MDT)

I think that I would have played the phone
messages publically before you used the other
games to give away the rhizomes.  If the local
authorities are going to be jerks they might as
well do it in public.


> From: Gerry Snyder <gcsnyd@loop.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Anybody Ever Been Busted for Bingo??
> Date: Saturday, October 04, 1997 5:29 PM
> After our fairly successful fall sale, we had a
> of iris left over. We were going to distribute
> remaining rhizomes with a bingo game. We
> the fact. The day of the meeting I had messages
on my 
> phone machine from the vice squad and a police
> the latter of which started off in a kind
manner, but 
> ended up with "if you go ahead with this game
> [I wonder who] is going to jail." It didn't
matter that 
> the bingo cards were free, or that the prizes
> things we couldn't sell. We didn't have the $50
> so we were breaking the law. [The same permit
would allow 
> up to 3 games per week for a year, for
> Anybody ever hear of such a thing?? How the
> can the state (California) and city (Los
> 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
> forget or forgive the powers that be.
> -- 
> gcsnyd@loop.com    AIS Region 15
> Warm, winterless Los Angeles
> President of San Fernando Valley Iris Society
> My work?  Helping generate data for

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