Mum Festival BINGO Press Release

The Exchange Club of Bristol CT, Inc.

P.O. Box 4122 Bristol, CT 06010


BINGO! A Bristol Mum Festival Tradition Continues

– Mum Festival to Host BINGO Event on October 16th-

Bristol, CT., October 12, 2022 – The Mum Festival Committee, in keeping with this year’s theme of “Celebrating 60 Years of Flower Power”, is pleased to announce that this year’s Festival will once again feature its highly popular BINGO event which will be be held at the Bristol Polish Club on the afternoon of Sunday, October 16th.   

As one of the Mum Festival’s Season of Events, BINGO will once again be held at the Bristol Polish American Citizen’s Club located at 541 N. Main Street in Bristol.

“Mum Festival BINGO is one of our most popular fundraisers and we can’t thank our community enough for their support as we continue the tradition”, said Linda Salisbury, Mum Festival BINGO & Craft Fair Chairperson. “It will be a fun-filled afternoon of Mum Festival BINGO on October 16th.” 

Doors open at 11:00 am and games will start at 2:00 pm. There is a $12 admissions package with tickets available at the door. The event will include specials at $1 each, two (2) winner takes all games, a 50/50 drawing along with raffles and door prizes. Food will also be available for purchase with Free coffee and tea.  

“As our Mum Season of Events continue, this promises to be an afternoon event that everyone will enjoy”, added Jack Ferraro, Mum Festival Chairman. “Linda and her team have been hard at work to make the day special.  We will also have a special 60th year memento, for all our BINGO players.  Our final event for the season will be our Fall Mum Festival Craft Fair, on November 5th, at the Polish Club, so please save the date!”

“The greater Bristol community really enjoys this fall tradition each and every year” Linda continued.  “Coming out for BINGO helps us raise the funds we need to produce the Mum Festival and to support several of our Caring Programs through Exchange. Our committee is looking forward to seeing all of the BINGO players out there at the Bristol Polish Club for our special event.

For those that can’t make BINGO and simply would like to make a donation of monetary support to the Festival and our Caring Programs, please visit

For more information about Mum Festival BINGO contact Linda Salisbury at 860.845.8244 or


For more information on the 2022 Mum Festival BINGO or Fall Craft Fair visit:

The Mum Festival is the City of Bristol’s Annual Marquee Event, and is Produced by the Exchange Club of Bristol CT INC., a Non-Profit 501-(c)3

Many Thanks to Our Amazing Sponsors & the City of Bristol

Communications & General Inquiries

Jack Ferraro

Festival General Chairman


Sponsorship & Donation Inquiries

Jason Fields

Mum Festival Finance Chair


A Big Mum Thank You!!

A very special thanks to all the wonderful volunteers that made this year’s Mum Festival such a huge success! This year’s festival was just a wonderful event, and one that will not be forgotten. Many thanks to our Mum Festival Chairs & Liaisons:

Jack Ferraro, Mum Festival Logistics & General Chairman

Jason Fields, Vice-Chair & Finance Director

Andrea Botto Adams, Vendor Relations Chair

Susan Berard, Bookkeeper & Purchasing Chair

Shannen Cianci, Vendor Layout & Design Chair

Donna Marie Dognin, Veterans Relations & Patriotism Chair

Beverly Foote, Car Show Chair

Mickey Goldwasser, Public Relations Chair

Harley Graime, Public Safety Chair

Brianna Longo, Miss Mum Chair

Joyce Ptak, Art & Hospitality Chair

Dave Rackliffe, Facilities Management Chair

Sue Radke, CERT Liaison

Maria Salice, Entertainment Chair and MC

Linda Salisbury, BINGO & Craft Fair Chair

Dianna Tack, Mum Festival Parade & Volunteer Chair

Karl Tack, Family Events Chair

Also, to our many Committee Members:

Janet & Tyrone Mellon, Sarah Sullivan, Debbie Schur, Joan & Peter Pelkey, Gary Paradis & Gary Paradis Jr., Electrical, Mark Blethen, our amazing sign guy!! and Marenna Family Amusements!

“In Loving Memory of Paul Berard and Jim Foote”, we so miss you, but know you are both with us in spirit always…

A huge shout out to our City Liaison, Harley Graime, who handled all our city needs throughout the festival! You rock!

To our CERTS, Police, Fire, Parks, Public Works, Building, Water, Health, and Emergency Management Departments and the Board of Education, we could not have done it without you!! To our awesome EMT’s, many thanks.

Special thanks to Mayor Jeffery Caggiano for his support and love of our Festival! Our Board of Finance for their unwavering support, understanding the importance of this great community event…❤️

As always, our wonderful Sponsors!! You make this event possible each year, ensuring the many happy faces in our community. Without you, we would not be able to put on the variety this festival offers!!

To all those who helped out that may not have been mentioned, we thank you!! To our community and visitors, see you all next year!! Mums the Word!

Jack Ferraro

General Chairman

Bristol Mum Festival