Basil's on Market in Mason is holding a special Drag Queen Bingo on Oct. 5 to raise funds St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The event runs 6-10 p.m. and will be hosted by Dee W. Ieye, who is also known by her stage persona: North America's leading Tupperware Saleswoman. The Columbus-based drag queen is putting on a high-end bingo night with prizes that include handbags, gift cards and more.
"Proceeds from this event benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in honor of Maya Collins, whose family grew to love the hospital as it was their home for the last year and a half of Maya's life," the event website explains. Maya died in 2017 after battling acute myeloid leukemia and its resulting complications for six and a half years.
Tickets for the event cost $65 and include a generous hors d' oeuvres buffet, dessert and coffee bar and two wine tickets. The event will also have wine, beer, mixed drinks and soft drinks available for purchase at the cash bar. It will also offer a specialty "Maya Cocktail," with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude. Expect raffle baskets and silent auctions in addition to the entertainment.
St. Jude treats children's cancers and other life-threatening diseases at no cost to the family.
The doors open at 6 p.m.; games will begin around 7:30 p.m.
Basil's on Market, 5650 Tylersville Road, Mason.