Bingo and art keep Patonga connected

The community of Patonga is making its own fun during the protracted lockdown and could be giving the broader community a new tourist attraction in the process.

One of the community activities that has started in recent weeks is Zoom Bingo.

Every Saturday night community members get together, donate an array of prizes and play virtual bingo via zoom.

Resident artist, Jocelyn Maughan, has also started a trend that is getting the whole community talking.

She was invited by one resident to paint a bird on their garage door and the idea has taken off.

Maughan has already painted over 10 different birds on garage doors around Patonga.

“People are starting to walk around the village looking at the painted garage doors,” Maughan said.

“We in Patonga are a wonderful community.”

Jackie Pearson