Roswell Roots Bid Whist Card Party
The Kings and Queens Chapter of the American Bridge Association (ABA) is proud to be sponsoring the fifth Roswell Roots Bid Whist Card Party. The game of whist, a precursor to both bid whist and bridge, has been around at least since the 1700's, when it was a favorite in London gambling houses.During the Civil War, African Americans were introduced to the game and were said to have put the “bid” in bid whist.
Tickets: $10 with box lunch included; tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information and tickets, call 314-520-4775
Roswell Roots, sponsored by the City of Roswell, Georgia, is one of the largest black history celebrations in North America. The month-long festival has continued to be a community and regional success for over 20 years. It is a celebration comprised of diverse aspects of art, literature, music, film, culinary arts and history.
More information about Roswell Roots at RoswellRoots.com