In the weeks to come, we’ll be featuring an in-depth look at some Silent Auction items that will be available during the Spread the Joy Luncheon on Wednesday, October 18.
This week’s featured auction item is a set of 2 Cornhole Boards with 2 sets of beanbags. Cornhole, also known as dummy boards, bean bag toss, doghouse, and Baggo, is a lawn game for 2 to 4 players. The players take turns throwing bean bags (originally bags of corn) at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A player who gets the bag in the hole scores 3 points; a bag on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player scores 21 points (or more). Go to https://www.playcornhole.org/ for the American Cornhole Assoiation (ACA) for official rules.
These cornhole boards are hand painted with various local icons that spell “Boston”
B-Bruins, Boston’s Hockey Team
O-Celtics, Boston’s Basketball Team logo with Shamrock
S-Red Sox, Boston’s Baseball Team
T-MBTA logo for Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, Boston’s bus and subway train transportation system.
O-Logo of the Citco Oil Company that has been a part of the Boston skyline since 1965. Located in Kenmore Square, the Citgo sign became a landmark because it is visible during Red Sox Games at Fenway Park.
N-New England Patriots, football team (Go Pats!)
The wood for the cornhole boards was donated by a POF volunteer. The volunteer’s daughter, who is a high school computer teacher, had the wood shop teacher at her school make the boards, and then she hand-painted them.
See you on the 18th and Happy Bidding!