The Palo Cedro Park is launching its largest fundraiser ever this month—a huge raffle that could potentially raise enough money to fund most of the expensive infra-structure needed before the more visible, entertaining aspects of the park can be developed. And best of all, they are going to share the raffle income with other non-profits that help them sell tickets.
The Park Board of Directors is currently soliciting bids to install water lines from County Service Area #8 near Calistoga Way into the park property. But if this raffle proves successful, they will be able to install the sewer and underground electric lines, and perhaps build the road and one parking lot as soon as the weather permits next year.
The raffle prizes are enticing: a 2012 Honda Civic from Crown Motors, a Honda 250 ATV from Lee’s Honda Kawasaki, and two mountain bikes from Sports LTD. And unlike other raffles with high value prizes, the tickets for the Park Raffle are reasonably priced at only $20 a piece.
The Park’s Board of Directors hopes to sell 10,000 tickets between now and the drawing on Nov. 21, 2012 and is enlisting the aid of local youth groups, schools, and non-profits to help them for a share of the income. Each group that agrees to sell tickets will receive $9 per ticket sold by their members. Another Chance Animal Welfare League, Foothill Junior Cougars and the Palo Cedro Lions have already signed on.
Any not-for-profit group that wishes to participate, should contact fundraising coordinator Steve Hagenbaugh at 248-8804 or email@example.com.
Tickets will also be available at the Park’s booth at the Honey Bee Festival on Sept. 8 and 9 at the Bishop Quinn Catholic Center.