raffle to put thousands of dollars back into Logan County economy
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[February 09, 2011]
The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of
Commerce is gearing up for its second annual Community Chamber Buck
Raffle. Starting Feb. 1, you may purchase Chamber Buck Raffle
tickets for your chance to win up to $3,000 in Chamber Bucks.
Tickets may be purchased for only $5 at the following chamber
businesses: Illini Bank; CEFCU; Regions Bank; State Bank of Lincoln
in downtown Lincoln, at the Woodlawn branch and in Walmart; Blades
Hair & Nail Salon; and at the chamber office.
The winning tickets will be drawn on April 14 at the Graue Inc.
chamber mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. This is a free event open to the
community. The Community Chamber Buck Raffle will boost the local
economy directly with $3,000 in Chamber Bucks awarded in three
prizes to be spent locally at over 80 participating chamber
businesses. The top prize will be $2,000, second prize $750, and
third prize is $250.
Chamber Bucks are like gift certificates that can be purchased by
anyone, from anywhere, from the chamber of commerce office. These
gift certificates can be redeemed at over 80 participating Logan
County chamber member locations. You can spend your Chamber Bucks at
restaurants, gas stations, retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies
and many more locations. Chamber Bucks are just like cash, so you
can use them to do many different things while banking your real
cash for something else.
Below are some great ideas for what you could do if you won the
$2,000 worth of
groceries could go a long way, plus help the family budget.
You can buy
building supplies for home improvements.
There are many
local eateries that honor Chamber Bucks. Your family could enjoy
fine dining for months to come.
appliances in your home, or buy those must-have additions.
Pay for gas, car
repairs, parts or even use the Chamber Bucks for a down payment
on a new vehicle.
You could pay for
health and wellness services.
holiday shopping with Chamber Bucks.
Plan a "staycation"
at one of the local hotels.
You can buy a
raffle ticket and list your favorite charity, church, school or
civic organization as the beneficiary of the winnings. Imagine
being the benefactor of $2,000 in Chamber Bucks to your favorite
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You could live
like a queen with a manicure and pedicure every month for two
Create that "man
cave" you've always wanted with a new flat-screen TV, gaming
system and furniture.
Up your curb
appeal with new landscaping, a grill and patio furniture.
Treat yourself to
803 two-scoop turtle sundaes.
Have that dental
work you've been putting off.
Host a catered party for 150 of your
closest friends at the American Legion, Lincoln Banquet Center,
Logan Lanes, Owl's Roost, Guzzardo's or in your own backyard.
The annual Community Chamber Buck Raffle is designed to support
the chamber's mission in serving the membership through a commitment
to the economic prosperity of Lincoln and Logan County.
For more information, contact the chamber office at 217-735-2385
or visit the Information Station, 1555 Fifth St. You may also visit
www.lincolnillinois.com for contest rules and complete chamber
[Text from file received from
the Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce]