Zachary Newcomers Club bonds over bunco game _lowres

Photo provided by Beth Sanders -- Members of the Zachary Newcomers Club met for a game of Bunco at the home of Laurie and Randy Zuccaro Jan. 24 in Zachary. Gathered, from left, are Brad Cole, Bill Black, Cherie Masterson, Beth Young, Jean Cole, Pat Black, Laurie Zuccaro and Randy Zuccaro. January was 'amnesty month' and club participation was open to all residents regardless of length of time in the community.

Members of the Zachary Newcomers Club enjoyed their first game of bunco on Jan. 24 at the home of Randy and Laurie Zuccaro, of Zachary.

“Bunco is a game that involves teams and throwing dice. It’s a fun time with food, drink, conversation and lots of laughs,” said club member Beth Young. “No special skills or prior game knowledge is required.”

The game can be played with eight people but is best with 12, according to Laurie Zuccaro.

“If you’ve never played, the purpose of the game is to have fun and socialize,” Zuccaro said.

Another bunco game has been scheduled for Feb. 21.

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The Newcomers Club welcomes anyone who has lived in the Zachary area for five years or less, and members can join at any time throughout the year. Club activities are appropriate for anyone single or married, young families, middle-aged or for those who are retired, Young said.

Activities include lunches, coffees, a book club, bridge and bunco, as well as golf, tennis and Zumba. Members also get together for various other activities and events, which are posted on the club’s Facebook page.

“To accommodate everyone’s schedules, we schedule club activities and events during the day, as well as at night,” Young said.

For information, visit Zachary Newcomers Club on Facebook or call Sylvia Wahoske at (225) 337-1151 or email, or Young at (225) 301-2684 or