A raffle to raise funds for community not-for-profit organizations this summer will celebrate the various ways that people can have fun in the Lake, by the Lake, or at the Lake.
The Westlake Newcomers is an organization of women on the Westside of the Lake of the Ozarks who gather monthly for fun, fellowship and community betterment.
Each year they contribute more than $5,000 to local organizations that benefit the community. In order to reach this goal they conduct various fund raising activities throughout the year. One of their fundraisers is a raffle.
This year their annual raffle has been moved from the fall to summer. The drawing for the raffle will be on July 17, right at the peak of the summer season at the Lake.
First prize will be a luncheon excursion on board the Gypsy Rose for 15 people. You could celebrate the best birthday ever for a child or grandchild or even yourself. You could schedule an outing for a club or just a group of friends. Or maybe it's time for a mini-reunion family style. The possibilities for fun are limited only by your imagination.
The winner may also select $200 in cash.
Second prize is a gift certificate worth $100. The winner can choose from among three local restaurants Captain Ron's, Scallywags or Cannon Smoked Saloon. The choice is up to you - try all three or plan a really special meal at any one of these local spots, noted for good food and casual dining by or at the lake.
The third prize winner takes home a gift basket of items full of surprises from Buccaneer Restaurants.
Tickets are on sale now and will be available until July 17. They cost $1 each, or come in books of 10. They will be available from any member of Westlake Newcomers, or call Linda at 573-372-6673.