Volunteer Spotlight: JoAnn Bierig
Volunteer, “Beans, Jeans & Bingo,” benefiting Margaret Hudson Program
Courtesy JoAnn Bierig
A chili supper, hot cinnamon rolls, your favorite soda ... What could taste better on a cold December night? Add bingo and prizes, plus a silent auction (with popular and high-dollar items), and you have a festive, rollicking evening. And parents, this is one informal holiday party where you don’t have to call a babysitter. Your kids (and any family members or friends) are welcome.
JoAnn Bierig worked at the Margaret Hudson Program for 30 years as a teacher and principal, but since retiring she has continued to volunteer. She has been involved with Beans, Jeans & Bingo since its inception 16 years ago.
“It has always been a highlight for the year,” she says.
Mission statement: The Margaret Hudson Program provides academic and family support services to help teen mothers succeed in life and parent healthy families.
Tell us why you volunteer. I was exposed to teen pregnancy in high school and as a public school teacher. It just hit a spot. I have always had a passion for this program, including loving on and playing with the babies, helping a student with a project or assisting with a job waiting to be done.
Dec. 5 — Beans, Jeans & Bingo
5-9 p.m. Central on Main, 210 N. Main St., Broken Arrow. $15 in advance from both Margaret Hudson Program locations, or online; $20 at the door; $500-$20,000, sponsorships. Benefits Margaret Hudson Program. Contact Hannah Bailey, 918-833-9890 or email@example.com, or visit www.margarethudsonprogram.org.