On Target - Gun Fund Raisers Growing

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Mt. Zion – Gun raffles are growing in popularity as a way for non-profits to raise a lot of money fast.

“The items (guns) on these lists are so fantastic it's a win, win for everybody,” Jim Owens of the MTZ Armory in Mt. Zion told WAND News.  “It's an easy way for these groups to raise a lot of money in a short period of time.”

The latest to try gun raffle fund raising is the Lake Volunteers Association, a volunteer group that puts together programs, many benefiting kids, at Lake Shelbyville and Carlyle Lake.  52 guns are being raffled over 52 weeks.  Each ticket sold has a 3 digit number.  The winning number is selected using the Illinois Lotteries Pick Three game.  A 53rd gun will be part of an early bird drawing in April.

“We do a children's deer hunt.  We do summer programs for the kids.  We do campground programs,” said Kathy Niksic of Shelbyville.  “Everything we collect goes right back to the lake.”

Tickets cost $100 each.  Only 1,000 tickets will be sold with the first drawing set for July 4th.  Tickets can be purchased at the MTZ Armory and the Lake Shelbyville Visitors Center.

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