BRISTOL — The Bristol Lions Club is preparing for its Spring Raffle to help raise funds that help support vision and hearing services in the Newfound area.
This year the Spring Raffle will be offering prizes donated by merchants, individuals and other clubs from Bristol and the surrounding community.
Raffle ticket sales will take place each Saturday from March 7 to April 4. The main sales efforts will take place at Bristol Shop n Save. Club members plan to be at the store from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4. The drawing for prizes takes place April 5.
The prizes this year are: 1st Prize: 100 gallons of home heating oil from Dead River Co.; 2nd Prize: One night at the Inn On Newfound Lake; 3rd Prize: One night at the Inn on Newfound Lake; and 4th Prize: $100 grocery certificate at Shackett's.
Tickets cost $1 each, or $5 for six tickets.
Raffle tickets may be purchased by the general public at the Bristol Shop n Save, Andy & Sons Plumbing & Heating Inc. Organizers say other locations may be added closer to the drawing date of April 5.
Sponsors of this year's Spring Raffle include the Dead River Co., the Inn On Newfound Lake, Shackett's, Village Pizza, Twin River Designs, Fred's Auto Trends, Parkhurst & Co., Bond Auto. The club is hoping to add other sponsors as the first day for ticket sales approaches.
Proceeds from the Spring Raffle help to support the club's mission of providing eyeglasses for students in Bristol and New Hampton who had severe vision problems, as well as helping defray the costs for a Bristol resident who needed cataract surgery, or hearing aids needed by folks in Alexandria, Danbury and Bridgewater.
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