Wayne Tabbert’s gig as St. Michael’s bingo caller may have began as a quick fix but it has turned into a permanent position.
“It was close to two years ago and I was on vacation,” explained Cid Serva, Activities Director. “We needed someone to call Bingo. Wayne filled in and it’s something he just kept doing.”
Wayne, a resident at St. Michael’s, has a loud booming voice perfect for calling out Bingo numbers. He also developed several of his own jokes to say along with several of the numbers. For example when “B-9” is called, he says “Be nine, heart and soul, you’ll be mine.”
A few more of his phrases include:
B-2: All alone living in a memory, my echo, my shadow and B2
B-8: I used to drive a V8
I-22: One, Tutu
I-23: One, Two, Three
“His little phrases are funny and lighten up the whole game,” Cid said. “We have a lot of family and friends visit during Bingo. Wayne makes its fun for everyone.”
Bingo is only one activity for residents at St. Michael’s, a vibrant community with spirited residents and team members. To schedule a tour, call (608) 468-6380.