Bridge Fest 2018 winners announced

Kathryn Swan J-C correspondent

Pawhuska P.E.O. Chapter EM hosted its 10th Annual Bridge Fest on April 14 at the Velma Oaks Methodist Church family Life Center. The five-game contract progressive tournament featured two levels, seasoned and beginners. Kicking off at 10 a.m., players were treated to a continental breakfast with snacks throughout the day. For lunch, they enjoyed delicious chicken casseroles, accompanied by a colorful array of salads and delectable desserts.

An abundance of attractive door prizes enabled each player to be a winner. Top point winner in the Seasoned category was Etta Love of Bartlesville, earning the $50 cash prize. Dona Robinson also of Bartlesville came in second for $25 cash prize.

Sue McClain of Bartlesville took first place in Beginner’s Bridge earning a $25 cash prize. Harriett Hull of Wellington, Kansas, garnered second in Beginner’s Bridge and a $10 cash prize. Joan Van Scoyoc of Bartlesville held the winning ticket for the 50/50 pot. Linda Boone of Pawhuska won the raffle which consisted of a beautiful gift basket.

Linda Murphy of Ponca City endured the poorest hands but walked away with a great gift basket. She scored a second time when she won the Deuce prize. Bridge Fest ‘Rules’ person Dottie Allen explained, “The Deuce prize is a Bridge Fest tradition that involves a traveling balloon that is awarded to whoever wins a trick with a deuce. Since Murphy held the roaming balloon at the end of the tournament, she ended up with a second basket filled with assorted goodies.”

• Bridge Fest Chair Lindy Hudson said, “Another Bridge Fest tradition is to award a six-pack of Coke Cola to the first player holding zero points. Judy Rees of Bartlesville earned the special prize this year.”

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women and motivate one another to achieve their highest aspirations. P.E.O. provides women with scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardships of Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. P.E.O. offers opportunities for women seeking to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.

Pawhuska P.E.O. Chapter EM President Libby Strahan said, “We launched Bridge Fest 10 years ago to help fund our scholarship projects and have raised nearly $10,000! These monies have provided seven scholarships to local women from our Continuing Education Project, five scholarships from our Oklahoma Project and five from the International Continuing Education Project. In addition, seven scholarships have been awarded to Pawhuska High School seniors.”