Our club decided back in September to have a raffle to raise funds for the club. We gave out at least 10 tickets per family and hoped we would have families take more. We also sold tickets at the Forest Festival and at various other events members had gone to over the last few weeks. We will be drawing for the winners next week at our monthly meeting.
I think it is a good raffle....not one of those where you end up winning something you may or may not desire. We decided to have three winners to be awarded $150, $75, and $50 gift certificates to the store of their choice. Not a bad prize considering you get to choose where the money is spent. We also decided to give the 4H members a little motivation to sell tickets this year. One of our project leaders donated a $25 gift certificate to the 4H member who sells the most tickets (or was it whose names was on the back of the winning ticket?)
So, today was our day to sell as many tickets as possible. We were heading to a big event at the local ariport and we knew we would have a lot of people to buy tickets. We grabbed up as many tickets as we could and headed out the door before 8am. I am so glad we started out early because most of the people came in the first 3 hours. We were able to sell almost 150 tickets! Along with all the exhibits at the airport, we had a great day.
The boys were so motivated to sell tickets that they walked around our neighborhood and sold a few more. What I love about ticket sells at events like this and around the neighborhood is the fact that we are promoting 4H as well. Almost everyone we sold tickets wanted to hear more about 4H and our club.
However, our day did not end with raffle tickets. We came home to find a package! It was Sean's costume for our Share the Fun skit. He is playing the part of George Washington. He looked great as he tried on his suit and wig. I can't wait to have the entire skit set up to perform. It should be a lot of fun!