Tickets now available for Rotary Car Draw 0
The Rotary Car Draw's importance to the community continues, as long as the event itself.
Every year for decades, the Rotary Club of Haliburton has run the draw for a brand new car or a cash prize. It is a major fundraiser for the service club and has been integral to the money they donate to various causes and organizations.
Andrew Hodgson of the Rotary Club of Haliburton said this is the single largest fundraiser for the club in the year.
"The Haliburton Rotary Club pours over $75, 000 a year into our community and this car draw is critical to that. We support dozens of local charities from the proceeds," Hodgson said.
It has raised money for the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation and the Food for Kids Program to name a few.
Hodgson said it accounts for 85 per cent of all the money raised by the local service club.
This year the draw's prize is a 2012 red convertible Camaro or $30,000.
Get your tickets from Rotarians or find draw forms online at www.clubrunner.ca and look to the side for download forms. There is a limit of 6,500 tickets available.
Single tickets are $20, three for $50 and seven for $100.
Last year's winner, Kyle Murdock of Waterloo took the cash prize.
The winner will be announced after the fireworks show close to 10 p.m. at the Summer Carnival on August 8.