Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:01 PM on Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Raffle funds many good causes

Kachemak Bay Lions members are requesting the communitys help raising much needed funds by buying a raffle ticket in their sixth annual Harley Davidson motorcycle raffle. The drawing will be held at AJs Old town Steakhouse & Tavern on Aug. 25 starting at 7 p.m. Only 399 tickets are being sold and they can be purchased for $100 during business hours at Scruggss Automotive, Homer Insurance Center and First National Bank Alaska. You can also find Lions members selling tickets until the drawing at the Homer Farmers Market, Spenards Builders Supply, Redden Marine, Kenai Peninsula State Fair or wherever you see the shiny new 2012 Harley Davidson Switchback. We also sell tickets at AJs right up till we start drawing tickets.

To increase the odds of raffle participants winning something, every 25th ticket being drawn wins a prize valued for at least $100. With the money raised from last years raffle we funded $3,000 to eye exams and glasses for the needy, $3,300 to numerous youth sport groups and local school programs, $2,000 to the high school band, $2,000 for college scholarships, $9,000 for the Thanksgiving Food Basket program, $625 for Long Term Care Center Christmas gift program and the list goes on.

We know economic times are tough and for a lot of people finding an extra $100 bill to buy a raffle ticket is hard. But the money goes to so many worthy causes we hope you can find it in your heart to support the Lions Club in this worthy cause.

AJs will have a live band starting at 9 p.m. so I encourage everyone to buy a ticket and come on out to AJs and enjoy good food, drinks and watch the show and maybe you will be the lucky winner of a brand new 2012 Harley Davidson Switchback.

Lion Tary Youngblood

Harley Davidson Raffle Chairman