St. Mary's Big Raffle program is offering an additional cash prize for their 2002 campaign.
Those purchasing tickets by December 15 will be eligible for a $500 Early Bird Drawing, and still be eligible for the five big cash prizes in the spring.
Big Raffle co-chairs Mike Pertzborn and Bob Lenhart said raffle tickets are now available to the general public, as past customers were able to take advantage of pre-sales.
Only 400 Big Raffle tickets will be sold - all for a $100 donation to St. Mary's Schools. Five cash prizes will be drawn Saturday, March 23, 2002 at the St. Mary's Ball and Charity Auction - one $10,000, one $2,500, one $1,000 and two $500 drawings. These are in addition to the December $500 drawing.
Tickets may be purchased by cash, check (payable to St. Mary's Schools), MasterCard or Visa. Salespeople will be contacting prospective donors, or donors may call St. Mary's Development Office at 732-4925 to purchase a ticket.
Pertzborn and Lenhart will be selling tickets, as will Joanie Clausen, Dave Drey, Grace Ivey, Francis Koch, Tim Mach, Dan Richardson and Jane Langner.
Chairs for the 2002 Ball and Charity Auction are Dave and Mary Drey. Co-chairs are Ted and Kay Lenhart.