Ro­tary plans next com­mu­nity car raf­fle, thrilled by 2018 ef­fort

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RO­TARY Club of Mackay North is al­ready hash­ing out plans for the third an­nual Great Com­mu­nity Car Raf­fle af­ter stag­ger­ing sup­port flowed in from dozens of or­gan­i­sa­tions across the Mackay re­gion this year.

Sev­enty-three com­mu­nity groups jumped on board to raise a mas­sive $93,000 from the raf­fle of a new Mit­subishi Lancer, do­nated by North Jack­lin.

The car was won by Cathy Knud­sen last month.

The funds raised are split on the ba­sis of raf­fle tick­ets sold, ex­plained Ro­tar­ian and raf­fle or­gan­iser Frank Caru­ana – who pre­vi­ously worked at North Jack­lin for about three decades.

He worked closely along­side North Jack­lin’s pro­mo­tions and mar­ket­ing man­ager Brad Doolan, and a bunch of ro­tary vol­un­teers, to suc­cess­fully co­or­di­nate the con­sid­er­able com­mu­nity ef­fort.

The raf­fle has pro­vided a wel­come fi­nan­cial boost, some­times reach­ing sev­eral thou­sand dol­lars, to groups which sold the tick­ets, ac­cord­ing to Mr Caru­ana.

He was pleased to see such wide­spread sup­port for the raf­fle and was quick to of­fer his thanks to North Jack­lin for the gen­er­ous do­na­tion of the new car.

Mr Caru­ana also re­vealed Dragons Abreast had sold the win­ning ticket this year.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

Cathy Knud­sen, Ro­tary’s Neil Wal­lace and North Jack­lin’s John Nash.

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