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Junior Aid Hosts Handbag Bingo!

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On Friday, February 9th, Junior Aid Association of Malden held their highly sought-after event, Handbag Bingo. The Ballroom at Anthony’s of Malden was filled with a sellout crowd of 400 guests.


Junior Aid Association of Malden is led by President Susan Higgins.  The nonprofit organization has forty-four dedicated, hardworking women who share one common goal; raise funds for women, children and health related issues – and have fun while doing it!  Handbag Bingo was just that, a fun-filled and successful fundraiser planned by Handbag Bingo Chairwoman Helen Kipnis along with Committee Members Mary Ann Cutler, Mary Doucette, and Chrissy Keenan.


The event included playing Bingo for designer handbags, donated by the organization and its members. The Anthony’s of Malden lobby was filled with raffles. Local high school students volunteered for community service to assist the Handbag Bingo Committee with planning; Cora and Ella Holden from Masconomet, Alaina Tarara from Tewksbury, Diane Pedrini from Arlington Catholic, and Shawn Newman from Malden Catholic. Masters of Ceremonies were Scott Cutler and Danny Gillis.


“On behalf of the Junior Aid Association of Malden, I would like to express my gratitude to all those in the community who supported Handbag Bingo. The event was a success because of so many; our members’ donations, the guests who purchased tickets, local businesses who donated towards our raffles, and our student volunteers. I’d especially like to thank the Handbag Bingo Committee who dedicated months to planning this amazing event. The event was flawless!” said President Susan Higgins.


Junior Aid Association of Malden has been a fixture in Malden for over 110 years. They are dedicated to providing financial assistance to charitable organizations throughout Malden and the surrounding communities. The organization has two more fundraising events before grants are given out in May 2024. Handbag Bingo II taking place Friday, February 23 at Anthony’s of Malden and their Roaring ‘20s Bootleggers Charity Ball on Saturday, April 6, 2024 taking place at Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown. To purchase tickets please follow them on Facebook, Instagram or email them at JuniorAidAssoc@gmail.com.

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