Raffle supports FairplexThe St. Croix County Fair is quickly approaching. The Fair takes place in Glenwood City July 17-20.
By: Kari Nelson, New Richmond News
The St. Croix County Fair is quickly approaching. The Fair takes place in Glenwood City July 17-20.
In honor of its Renovations for Generations project, the Fair Board is holding its second annual raffle.
The group’s first raffle last year was successful and raised nearly $25,000 to support the capital campaign to upgrade and expand the fairgrounds.
This year’s raffle started on Monday, May 14, and will continue through the last day of the fair on July 20. The cost is $10 per ticket or three for $25 and they are available for purchase from 4-H members, the Roberts’ Lions Club, HCE members, the St. Croix County Beekeepers Association and participating Future Farmers of America (FFA) alumni groups.
First prize is a two-year lease on a Dodge Caliber from Bernard’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep; second prize is a John Deere lawn and garden tractor from Polfus Equipment; and the third prize is an Alumacraft jon boat and trailer package from Warner’s Dock, Inc.
All three of these sponsors are located in St. Croix County. The drawing for these prizes will be July 20 at the fairgrounds at the conclusion of the 4-H Talent Show.
Along with the sponsors, the Fair Board has support from the county’s 4-H clubs, Farm Bureau and the St. Croix County Beekeepers Association who are providing food discounts at the Fair for people who purchase a raffle ticket.
The Raffle tickets this year are accompanied by a $2 discount coupon good toward one admission at the entrance for the St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo June 27-28 and for charged events at the St. Croix County Fair. All events will take place at the St. Croix County Fairplex.
All raffle tickets will help raise money in support of the Renovations for Generations project.
The sponsors all have supported the ongoing fund-raising efforts because they believe in what the Fair stands for.
“For years, the St Croix County Fair has been an ideal way for folks from different backgrounds to come together and enjoy the true sense of community the fair fosters,” said Dave Olson of Bernard’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep. “It continues to serve to strengthen families and reinforce the values that have helped shape this area. The 4-H and FFA, through the countless hours volunteered by caring adults, have provided the foundation for an invaluable educational experience that is woven into the tapestry of our way of life here. The value of those programs cannot be overstated. This is an important step to modernize the facilities, helping meet the changing needs of today's families. I envision a place where folks will be able to continue to gather, and not just during the fair, and enjoy a wide range of activities that represents the heritage of St Croix County and the better life this area has to offer.”
Jackie Henderson-Kumm, the Springbrook 4-H Club general leader, also expressed her support for the renovations project.
“The improvements are long overdue. With them, we will bring new people and events to the Fairplex,” she said.
Jake VanDyk, a 12-year- old member of the Springbrook, stated, “My favorite part about selling raffle tickets was getting to meet new people and hang out with my family and friends.”
VanDyk was very excited about selling tickets as he said confidently, “I’m going to sell all of my tickets, if I sell those, I’ll sell more.”
The raffle ticket does not only get you that $2 discount at the Fair and the Rodeo, but it also gives the St. Croix County a chance to renovate and improve a facility which many hold dear to their heart, the Fairplex.
Want more information, we encourage you to visit www.StCroixCountyFairplex.com