CCHS Key Club will play bingo with seniors

Published 3:40 pm Friday, October 7, 2016


NOTE: This article has been updated to correct the name of the CCHS Kiwanis Club to the CCHS Key Club. Helen Binion is not associated with the CCHS Key Club. She assists the club’s sponsor, Kelly Maddox.

The Chilton County High School Key Club will play bingo and give gifts to the residents of Hatley Health Care and Rehabilitation on Oct. 27.

The Key Club will take about ten students out to the home and spend some time with its residents. The residents of the home will play a few rounds of bingo with the students. Winners will get to pick a gift as a fun twist to raise the stakes a bit.

According to Helen Binion, the idea came to her son, Aaron, who is president of the CCHS Key Club.

“People in the nursing home don’t really get a lot of people coming out and paying attention to them,” said Aaron Binion. “I heard a lot about doing things for children, and I thought, ‘Why not do something for the seniors?’”

Students will spend time with the senior citizens playing bingo and talking. The game and prizes are not the focus of the day, however. Aaron Binion spoke of the event as a way to connect students and seniors.

“We’ll help them with the bingo cards and just talk to them and have fun with them,” he said.

To the Binions’ knowledge, this is the first time the CCHS Key Club has done something like this.

The event falls in line with the Key Club’s goals of serving in and impacting the community while promoting fellowship and fun.

To learn more about Hatley Health Care, go to To learn about the Key Club, go to