St. Mary's Ball and Charity Auction is sponsoring the $10,000+ Big Raffle 2004 to raise funds for St. Mary's preK-12 school system. Ticket sales kicked off this weekend in the parish and the school. Only 400 tickets will be sold, creating terrific odds purchasers.
Co-chairs Bob Lenhart and Mike Pertzborn said that many Big Raffle supporters are purchasing tickets early due to an expanded chance to win prizes. Those purchasing the $100 tickets before October 15 will have the potential to win nine separate prizes.
The October 15 drawing will be for a $25 Baker's Court gift certificate with that winner's ticket going back into the pool. On November 15, organizers will draw for a $25 Embers Restaurant gift certificate with that winner's ticket going back into the pool.
December 13, all ticketholders will have the chance to win a $25 Boz Wellz certificate before the $500 early bird cash drawing. Those winners' tickets will also return to the drawing pool.
The largest cash prizes will be drawn Saturday, March 27, 2004 following the Live Auction at the St. Mary's Ball and Charity Auction.
The top prize is $10,000 with a $2,500 prize, a $1,000 prize and two $500 prizes all being drawn that night.
Lenhart and Pertzborn said tickets may be purchased by contacting any salesperson: Francis Koch, Kevin and Marikay Kottke, Bob Lenhart, Mike Pertzborn, Dan Richardson and Jay and Christine Sitzmann.
Also, supporters can mail their contribution to St. Mary's Parish House at 320 Seneca St., Storm Lake, 50588, stop by the offices, or call (712)732-3110 Ext. 15 to purchase a ticket. St. Mary's accepts, cash, check, Visa and MasterCard for payment.
Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees. All profits from the raffle will benefit the operation of St. Mary's preK-12 School System.
Dr. Jerry Poff, Storm Lake, won the big prize in 2003. He was also a fall restaurant certificate winner.