It’s a win-win: buy a raffle ticket, and depending on who you buy it from, you either support Gordon Hall or fund scholarships for Dexter High School students.
Even if you don’t win one of the wads of cash or the model playhouse built by WeLoveDexter and WeLoveAnnArbor supporter Dexter Builders, you’re still a winner.
In the case of the Gordon Hall raffle the prizes are $10,000, $1,000, and $500 for first through third prize respectively.
“You can help Gordon Hall, win money, or both,” said Dexter Area Historical Society & Museum President Beverly Hill, who had her three minute interview interrupted three times due to the number of people buying raffle tickets. We gladly paused the recorder and stepped aside each time.
With work on the exterior of Gordon Hall well underway, the society members and their devoted volunteers and supporters would like to start delving into the work that remains to be done on the interior of Judge Samuel Dexter’s home.
Hill thanked the individuals who have volunteered, and also Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales for sponsoring the Gordon Hall restoration work and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of Chelsea for a dinner they are hosting as a fundraiser for the cause on October 23.
As of Friday afternoon, Hill said that more than $13,000 worth of raffle tickets had been sold before Dexter Daze even began setup. DAHSM volunteers have been selling tickets at the Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce Music in the Park events each Friday throughout the summer in addition to doing so at local merchants throughout much of the warmer months of the year.
Hill urged more folks to literally throw their stub into the big plastic box for a shot at this win-win proposition, as any tickets sold at this point are purely fundraising “profit” for covering the Gordon Hall renovation work.
“We had a rainy time last year and only raised $8,000 during Dexter Daze, so we’re hoping for $10,000 this year,” Hill said.
Raffle tickets sell for $10 each or 5 tickets for $40. The raffle drawing will take place at the Gazebo in Dexter at 7 PM on Saturday.
Tickets for the playhouse are $5 each or $20 for a bundle of five tickets.
The Dexter Rotary and Dexter Builders have been creating and raffling off playhouses modeled after actual Dexter buildings since 2000 to raise money for local high school students and other community projects.
The playhouse drawing will take place directly after the DAHSM raffle drawings.
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