Jeep Raffle

Gilford Police Officer Alyssa Raxter, left, vice president of the Gilford Police Relief Association, and Sgt. Dustin Parent stand in front of a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK, which is being raffled off with proceeds benefiting the association’s charitable outreach to officers and their families, and the community at-large. (Michael Mortensen/Laconia Daily Sun)

GILFORD — A limited-ticket raffle for a new Jeep is now under way to benefit the Gilford Police Relief Association.

The association is selling tickets for a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK, an on- and off-road vehicle with a six-cylinder engine, four-wheel drive, and removable top and removable doors.

The vehicle is now on display outside the Police Station, in the Town Hall complex, on Cherry Valley Road.

The vehicle, valued at $34,000, was provided at cost to the Relief Association by Hillsboro Ford/Jeep which has the current contract for the Police Department’s cruiser fleet, according to Deputy Chief Kris Kelley, a former Relief Association president.

Only 500 tickets will be sold at a cost of $100 apiece. Kelley said that 200 tickets have been sold so far. Tickets will be on sale until Sept. 4 or until all 500 tickets have been sold.

Proceeds will go to the Relief Association which provides assistance to officers or their families in time of need, and also helps to provide camperships to local children, and financial help to community members at-large who have come upon hard times.

Tickets can be purchased at the Gilford Police Station and also through the mobile payment service Venmo using the address venmo@gpra2018, and PayPal, using the email address c.crowel@gilfordpd.org.

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