Oregon Trail Days hosts 50/50 raffle

July 3, 2012

Staff Report

OREGON, Ill. — Want a chance to win thousands of dollars while supporting a great cause? The Oregon Trail Days Festival has kicked off a 50/50 raffle that will support the festival and the restoration of the Black Hawk Statue at Lowden State Park in Oregon, Ill. One winner could take home up to $5,000 or more.

Tickets are being sold now through 4:30 p.m., July 22. The winning ticket will be chosen at 5 p.m. at Oregon Park East following a full weekend of Oregon Trail Day activities.

Cost is $5 per ticket or five for $20. The winner will receive a cash prize equal to 50 percent of gross ticket sales. The winner is responsible for payment of any applicable state and federal taxes. The winner need not be present to win.

Tickets are sold at Merlin’s, Shell, Snyder’s, Cook’s Collection, SuperValu, Stillman Bank, the Flower Patch, Verizon, Basler’s, Eagle’s Nest and White Pines. Tickets will also be sold at the concerts in the park on Tuesday evenings and at the July 13 Brown Bag event.

Tickets will also be sold at the all Oregon Trail Day events, including the Tipi Golf Scramble, the Oregon Trail Days Festival, the Outdoor Saloon & Eatery and The Oregon Pioneer Days.

The great thing about a 50/50 raffle is that everyone’s a winner,” said Donna Mann, raffle chairman. “ The festival gets money to help pay for its expenses, the statue gets money for the restoration, one lucky winner gets a lot of money, and those who don’t win have the satisfaction of knowing that they helped a great cause.”

Information about the Oregon Trail Days Festival can be found at www.oregontraildays.org.

From the July 4-10, 2012, issue

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