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Approximately 80 senior citizens and their guests gathered at Morning Pointe Senior Living Tuesday for a super series of bingo games with multiple awards. This annual event, now in its fifth year, collects canned food for the Coffee County Senior Citizens Center every Thanksgiving to ensure that other seniors living in the community get to enjoy Thanksgiving, too. Raffle prizes and 13 turkeys were given away at this year’s event.

The senior citizens at Morning Pointe of Tullahoma brought down the house on Tuesday, Nov 13, with one of its biggest public events of the year.

Super Senior Bingo not only gave away a variety of prizes to participants, but it also helped those in need during this Thanksgiving season.

Walking into the foyer of Morning Pointe on Tuesday was a tight squeeze as approximately 80 people showed up to try their luck and support the local senior citizens center. This is the fifth annual Super Senior Bingo and it’s only gotten bigger with each passing year.

“This event is great community outreach,” commented Morning Pointe Activities Director Jenniffer Davis. “Over the past five years, this event has provided Thanksgiving dinner to seniors in need which has really become the push behind this event. The community comes together to play and provide in our time to be thankful.”

All participants of Super Senior Bingo were asked to bring canned goods. These canned goods were collected in exchange for raffle tickets to win prizes during the multiple bingo games. Each bingo round winner was also awarded with a prize.

This year, prizes consisted of 13 turkeys, a flat-screen television, a Blu-ray DVD player, a digital photo frame, an aromatherapy diffuser and multiple assortments of gift cards. Each guest who arrived to play with the seniors also took home a goodie bag filled with snacks.

Morning Pointe provided food and refreshments for the residents and their guests.

Morning Pointe also partners with Robert E. Lee Elementary School to collect canned goods for the community senior center. Last year Morning Pointe and Robert E. Lee together collected more than 3,000 canned items to donate to those in need of Thanksgiving dinner. This year had much anticipation to collect even more items for the senior center.

For more information on Morning Pointe and resident activities, visit www.morningpointe.com, call 931-455-0860, or follow Morning Pointe of Tullahoma on Facebook.