Pictured left – Jerry Van Dyke (Principal) awarding Renee Anderson (Rice Lake) a $10,000 check, Grand Prize.
In October, St. Joseph Catholic School (Rice Lake) kicked off a very unique fundraiser. Through a very generous benefactor, they were able to secure a 1967 Ford Mustang, which they chose to use as a raffle fundraiser. The raffle included many prizes with the grand prize being the 1967 Ford Mustang, appraised for $31,000 (by Bob Lorkowski at L’Cars). St. Joseph School parents spent the last two months selling raffle tickets to family and friends at $100 per ticket. The Mustang was put on display during the L’Cars Automotive Specialties Fall Cruise Car Show on Saturday, October 10th with Father Ed Anderson (Pastor at Four Parishes, One Cluster) and Emily Hagen (Director of Marketing and Advancement, St. Joseph School) at the show to answer questions about the car and sell raffle tickets. During the car show they sold over $10,000 in tickets.
The Raffle sales closed on Wednesday, December 9th. On Thursday, December 10th, St. Joseph School students and their Music Director, Mrs. Mary Shearer, put on a Virtual Christmas Program that streamed on their Facebook page that evening. Following the Christmas program, Father Anderson and Mrs. Hagen drew the raffle winners, live, for all viewers. During the Virtual Christmas Program there were over 180 viewers and over 2,000 (and counting) people who viewed the program on the school’s Facebook page.
To conclude, the Car and Cash raffle fundraiser raised $80,700 for St. Joseph Catholic School to help with their greatest needs during this ever changing year. All funds donated to St. Joseph School go towards supporting teachers, creating and maintaining innovative classrooms, fostering spiritual growth for students and families and ongoing professional and spiritual development for faculty.
The following are our winners:
- Grand Prize (1967 Ford Mustang or $10K Cash) : Renee Anderson (Rice Lake)
- 1st Prize (Free tuition for a year or $1,000 Scrip Gift Cards): Buffy Mitchell (Rice Lake)
- 2nd Prize (Free lunch for a year or $300 scrip gift cards) : Selene Wosepka (Cameron)
- 3rd Prize ($200 Scrip Gift Cards) : Mary Hubler (Rice Lake)
- 4th Prize ( $100 scrip Gift Cards) : Todd Brunner (Cameron)