A Ferris tradition is back in-person

Graphic by: | Dylan Bowden

Ferris State RSO, Entertainment Unlimited hosted a successful game of Grocery Bingo, allowing students the chance to win free groceries.

EU held their Grocery Bingo games once again, which has been a Ferris tradition for a number of years. The main idea of the game is to play bingo, win bingo and get some free groceries.

Madison MacDowell, EU’s president, explained that this was the first in-person Grocery Bingo game since the start of COVID-19.

“I’m very happy with the number of people that came out and were excited to play some bingo,” MacDowell said.

Due to COVID-19, grocery bingo was held virtually and, according to MacDowell, it was their most successful virtual event. The virtual event consisted of virtual gift cards emailed to the winners. The in-person bingo consisted of 20 bags of groceries, which consisted of ramen noodles, toilet paper, mac and cheese and a mix of products students use.

The event was held in the University Center ballroom, and it brought in around 50 students who were all engaged in playing bingo. Business sophomore Jacob Sobczak stated that he was there for the “free groceries.”

To allow social distancing, masks were required along with distancing of the tables, which was possible in the large room.

“I like attending in-person events more than virtual,” professional tennis management sophomore Jade Spurgeon said.

Grocery Bingo is always held mid-semester, when students need to restock their supplies.

EU is the Campus Programming Board at Ferris, and they have implemented a variety of events. From grocery bingo to trivia nights, open mic nights and their big benefit concert that takes place in the spring.

EU has meetings every Monday at 5 p.m. in the University Center and is currently seeking new members. For more information visit the Entertainment Unlimited RSO page.