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Historical Society's 37th ANNUAL HARVEST FAIR September 24, 2017

Knights of Columbus Pull Winning Raffle Tickets.

by Paul Saulnier
June 24, 2017

St. Mary’s of Holliston Knights of Columbus Council #14224 just concluded its ninth annual Charity Raffle with the prize winner drawing on Wednesday.  This year’s raffle raised over $22,000 for charity, pushing the nine year total to over $150,000 in donations. 

St. Mary’s of Holliston Knights of Columbus Council #14224 just concluded its ninth annual Charity Raffle with the prize winner drawing on Wednesday.  This year’s raffle raised over $22,000 for charity, pushing the nine year total to over $150,000 in donations. 

Below, members of the Knights of Columbus in attendance await the drawing of the winning raffle tickets.

Grand Knight Al Scaramella, above left, pointed out that conducting the raffle is very labor intensive, with knights putting in over 1,000 hours of their time to make this such a success.  He continued “We’ve increased our totals every year, and this has allowed us to continue to support these organizations as much as possible.  The first principle of the Knights of Columbus is Charity, and we’re committed to putting this into practice.”  The knights thank everyone who purchased tickets and the stores which supported their efforts by allowing them to sell tickets in front of their establishments.  Mr. Scaramella added that this success is only possible because of the generosity of those who buy the tickets.  “They realize these charities really need everyone’s support” he added.

Above right, Mike Kerrigan, District Deputy, pulls the winning $1,000.00 ticket and hands it to Al Scaramella, Grand Knight of Saint Mary's chapter.

This year’s five prize winners included:

  • Grand Prize ($1,000) – Ben Irr
  • Second Prize ($500) – Judy Scaramella
  • Third Prize ($250) – Betsy Bixler
  • Fourth Prize (150) – Homes for Our Troops
  • Fifth Prize ($100) – Susan Donovan

Above, Raffle Chairman Aaron Pyman with Grand Knight Al Scaramella.

According to raffle chairman Aaron Pyman, “Everyone who purchased a ticket is a winner because of all the people they helped with their ticket money.”  This year’s major recipients include the Holliston Pantry Shelf, Holliston Senior Center, Homes for Our Troops (building homes for disabled veterans), Habitat for Humanity, and IPods for Veterans (supplying electronic aids for disabled veterans).  Additional donations will be spread to other charitable organizations throughout the year to help those in need.

 

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What a wonderful organization !! Thank you for all that you do for our community of Holliston.

- Mark Ahronian | 6/24/17 6:20 AM

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