Santa's Gift Bag Raffle to Benefit Ashland Food Pantry (157)

ASHLAND — As part of the Christmas Night celebration in Ashland on December 6, those who donate non-perishable food items to the Ashland Food Pantry will earn the chance to win a bag of gifts.

Donations of food for the Raffle will be accepted at the Ashland Community Center at 12 Highland Street (next to the Meredith Village Savings Bank) from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, and Friday, December 6. A raffle ticket will be issued for each qualifying food item.

Local organizations and businesses are donating gifts that will be placed in gift bags for adults and for children 12 and under. The winning tickets will be drawn on the evening of December 6 and announced at the Christmas Night tree lighting ceremony that begins at 8 p.m. in Memorial Park. (Winners do not to have to be present at the ceremony.)