HALFWAY -- The Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway indefinitely suspended bingo operations Monday.
When contacted at the fire station, Jim Kimble, the fire company's president, referred all inquiries to a news release that said the decision was made after a consultant presented the results of a review conducted earlier this year of the fire company's entire operations.
Kimble declined to give the name of the consultant who conducted the review.
"Effective Oct. 5, 2009, bingo games will be suspended until such time as the consultant's recommendations are fully implemented," the release said. "The company hopes to resolve this matter as quickly as possible and apologizes to those loyal customers who have supported bingo in the past. According to the fire company president, bingo will be up and running as soon as possible."
Several signs containing information similar to the news release were taped to windows at the Halfway Fire Social Hall at 17421 Lexington Ave.