Tompkins VIST Bank is hosting its third annual event to raise funds to treat Muscular Dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. The event, a Cow Pie Bingo, will held on April 26 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Classic Harley-Davidson, 983 James Drive, Leesport.
The public is invited to attend and purchase one square for $ 20 or 3 squares for $ 50 for a chance to claim the spot where the cow lays a “pie.”. Tickets and donations are available at any Berks County branch of Tompkins VIST Bank. The funds raised will be used to send local children with neuromuscular diseases to the MDA summer camp and to support research and services of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Local families involved with MDA will participate.
Along with the cow pie bingo, the event will feature face painting for children, a silent auction; refreshments; door prizes; and a DJ.
To date the bank has raised $ 27,976 to support the MDA.
In attendance will be Gary Moyer, EVP of Tompkins VIST Bank and other bank staff; local MDA Goodwill ambassadors Ethan Pyles and Hunter Burk; MDA Executive Director Katrina Schreefer.
The event will raise funds and send local children living with a neuromuscular disease to summer camp. The cost to send one child to camp is approximately $ 2,000, all covered by the MDA. Local children attend summer camp in June at Happiness is Camping in Hardwick, NJ.
MDA’s summer camp program provides thousands of kids with muscle disease a life-changing experience at one of our nearly 80 weeklong summer camps. These kids look forward to summer camp year-round. Almost all campers agree it’s “the best week of the year.” MDA’s summer camp program, offered at no charge to families, helps bring smiles and hope to thousands of kids by providing an environment where barriers don’t exist — a place where kids can develop lifelong friendships, share interests, build self-confidence and develop independence.