ELKHORN, Wis. – The Tree House Child and Family Center (Tree House) is hosting “TRIXI’S GAME GARTEN” on Saturday and Sunday, August 14th and 15th at DAS Fest in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
Saturday will feature Euchre games starting every half hour from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Euchre has been played in North America since the early 19th century. It originated in Alsace region of France as “Juckerspiel” and was carried to the New World by German-speaking immigrants.
Sunday is Bingo day, and games begin at 12:30 p.m. and continue every half hour until 5:30 p.m. Germany introduced Bingo in the 1880s as an educational tool to help students study math. It’s the same Bingo you know and love, but you will have to shout “Volltreffer” like they do in Germany if you have the winning card.
The cost to play Euchre and Bingo will be $5 for two games, which equals one hour of gaming. Games are available for anyone 21 years of age and older. Cash only for games, however, ATMs will be conveniently located on the grounds. Winners will be awarded non-cash prizes. Rules for both days will be posted in the Garten.
“TRIXI’S GAME GARTEN” is named in honor of a Margaret Downing, a long-time volunteer and supporter of the Tree House. Margaret was an ardent advocate for the children and families of Walworth County. She loved laughter as much as she loved eccentricity, so when a slightly-worse-for-wear 4-foot flapper-esque doll from a local resale store was in need of a new home, it was mere minutes before that doll had a name – TRIXI – and a front seat in Margaret’s car. TRIXI soon became a coveted guest at many of the area’s social functions.
“In addition to TRIXI, Margaret loved a good game of cards and was known to lighten the wallets of family members or friends who dared take a seat at the table with her,” said Heidi Lloyd, Tree House President. “On behalf of Margaret and the Tree House, we welcome DAS Fest attendees to TRIXI’s.” The Game Garten will be located in Horticulture Hall on the Walworth County Fairgrounds.
Proceeds from these activities go to support the Tree House Child and Family Center’s efforts in providing child abuse education services and prevention programs both at the Tree House and throughout Walworth County.
For more information, contact Kathy Brown at email@example.com or call 262.755.8733.
About the Tree House: The Tree House Child and Family Center is funded solely by contributions from generous friends, foundations, grants, civic groups, and special events. As a 501(c) (3) non-profit entity, we do not receive any federal, state or local tax dollars.