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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 


Springfield tavern draws diverse crowd during its weekly drag game night


January 2, 2020

Aliya Hall/The Chronicle

Host for Jasper's Tavern drag bingo night, Ms. Trai La Trash, performs "Georgia on My Mind" by James Brown between bingo rounds. Every Sunday for over a month now, Jasper's Tavern has been hosting Drag Bingo from 6 to 9 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD - The bingo balls pop and spin as hostess and drag queen Ms. Trai La Trash enters Jasper's Tavern, as a jazzy rendition of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" booms from the speakers. It's Drag Bingo night, and guests are there for a game and a show.

For a little over a month now, Jasper's Tavern has hosted Drag Bingo every Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.

"Everyone loves it," owner Greg Melitsoff said. "She does an amazing job; she has an amazing personality and it's really fun."

Melitsoff said the idea came from Trai La, who is one of the bar's regulars. He said that it turned out to...

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