Hobson City’s mayor on Thursday sold I-20 Bingo a permit to play the game of chance in the town’s limits, meaning the hall will open Friday for the first time since March.

The town’s clerk said Thursday afternoon the permit had been sold after the bingo hall’s operators got Mayor Alberta McCrory information that she’d requested.

The $2,500 permit clears the way for games through June 2018. I-20 Bingo manager Kim Payne said by phone Thursday the first is set for Friday night, with the hall’s doors opening at 4 p.m. and the first game starting at 5 p.m.

Payne said 15 percent of the profit taken from the hall’s games will go to Anniston’s League for Animal Welfare, the nonprofit animal rescue group that applied for the bingo permit.

“We’re excited,” Payne said, “and we want to do very well for this charity .... They’ve got vet bills to pay.”

Staff Writer Zach Tyler: 256-235-3564. On Twitter @ZTyler_Star.

Staff writer Zach Tyler: 256-235-3564. On Twitter @ZTyler_Star.