Bunco Babes cash in for library

Tim Croft

The Reid Avenue Bunco Babes have donated nearly $10,000 to the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library in less than three years.

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 03:33 PM.

The numbers continue to come up for the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes.

And that means the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library are the winners.

The Reid Avenue Bunco Babes handed over a check for $1,426 last week to the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library, bringing the total raised by the Babes and their Bunco in less than three years to $9,055.

“This Bunco group is such a community-minded organization,” said Cathy Colbert, president of the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library. “These ladies have been great to the library. We can not thank them enough.”

The Reid Avenue Bunco Babes, who get together for frequent games of the popular dice game, decided in the spring of 2010 to organize a tournament to benefit the library.

The money goes to the Friends, a non-profit with the goal to compliment to the library’s core mission, during a time when public funding for libraries has been slashed around the region and state.

The Friends organization has flexibility in how they spend the money, provided it is not for core bricks and mortar improvements that fall under the library’s operating budget.

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