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Help support local business with Edmonds Festive Drink Bingo

Series: Coronavirus | Story 319

Last updated 12/5/2020 at 3:01pm


Engel's Pub

Edmonds restaurants are known to support each other. You'll see them sharing each other's Facebook posts. Wishing new establishments well.

So it's no surprise that the Edmonds Downtown Alliance (Ed!) rallied 21 restaurants and cafes in the downtown area to showcase their holiday cheer by developing drink specials and featuring them in a bingo game that Edmonds residents and visitors can play to safely enjoy a fun holiday activity, support local businesses, and – of course – win prizes.

"This year, more than ever, it's critically important for Edmonds businesses to cultivate a festive atmosphere and help put smiles on our customers' faces," said Kali Kelnero, Kelnero owner and Ed! board member and treasurer.

"On the other hand, we are dependent more than ever on our community's support right now. As a representative of Ed! we tried to identify opportunities to help businesses safely attract customers in a way that makes it extra fun for everyone."

Edmonds Festive Drink Bingo is scheduled to begin Saturday, Dec. 5 and run through the end of the month.


Cheesemonger's Table

Participants can pick up bingo cards at participating locations or download a digital copy. They get a stamp for each location by ordering that business' festive drink either on premise or to-go. Players then turn in their bingo card (one per person) at Kelnero any time in January and pick up a free limited edition sticker for each bingo they get, and will be entered into a drawing for one of several $10 gift cards provided by participating businesses.

Ed! provided the funds necessary to design and print the bingo cards. For more information and to see all participating businesses and their drinks, visit the Edmonds Holiday site at http://www.bit.ly/3lJ0UyJ.

Kelnero said this winter could be devastating for many Edmonds restaurants and cafes as they attempt to navigate the difficult terrain of dining restrictions and other safety measures related to COVID-19.

She said Festive Drink Bingo is not just a fun excuse to get out of the house this holiday season, but it is also an impetus to bring much-needed revenue to local businesses.

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