UnNews:Bingo Follows CSI for Attendence Bonanza
26 December 2005
Lower Hills Trailer Court -- After tinkering with the schedule week after week, the Lower Hills Trailer Court Community Center (LHTCCC) finally came up with the perfect counter programming for CBS' ratings juggernaut: CSI.
- "We felt people were thinking the other nights were repeats, so we changed the names" - Rufus Wagner, park supervisor.
Adding city themed bingo has been an attendance bonanza at the pine paneled community center.
- "I just love that we have so many players at the LHTCCC. The pot is based on how many people are playing, and now we have one and a half to two dozen each of the three nights!" - Mavis, park resident.
Ruling out changing the name from Bingo to CSIngo, adding the city names to two nights proved to be a very easy transition.
- "Old school players would not have liked the idea of the first column being called 'CS' instead of 'B' ", - Wagner.
Although game play should not have been affected, the "what-the?" response may have kicked in, it was explained. Thursday's Game Night, and Friday's Covered Dish Dinner and Dance, need no such crutches to insure high attendance at the center.
- "People seem to like to show off their jello salads and crispy wings Friday nights at the LHTCCC" - Jeb, park resident
Other community centers around the country are watching carefully. Shuffleboard is taking a wait and see attitude about its own name change. CBS has no plans to change their strategy.