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Carry-On Bags raising funds through raffle

Sep 28, 2017
PHOTO SUBMITTED A quilt and matching throw pillow, first prize in the Carry-On Bags raffle fundraiser, will continue to be displayed around Fairfield during the next few weeks.

A quilt and matching throw pillow, first prize in the Carry-On Bags raffle fundraiser, will continue to be displayed around Fairfield during the next few weeks.

The quilt will be at: Iowa State Bank through Oct. 6; Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Oct. 9-20; Jefferson County Courthouse Oct. 23-27 and Revelations Book Store and Cafe Oct. 30 through Nov. 3.

Raffle tickets will be sold where the quilt is on display, excluding the courthouse. Tickets are one for $3, four for $10 or 10 for $20. Ticket donations, less the 7 cents per dollar tax, are tax deductible. Information about purchasing raffle tickets is available from Laurie La Van at 472-2690 or carryonbags52556@gmail.com.

Proceeds from raffle ticket sales will go to purchase food for students in the Carry-On Bags program.

The nonprofit program was formed four years ago as part of the Fairfield Hunger Initiative to address the problems of food insecurity for preschool through 12th-grade students in the Fairfield Community School District and Maharishi School. Bags with snacks and simple meals are offered to all students. The food allows children to “carry on” without school meals over weekends and during school breaks.

“Carry-On Bags ... is in constant need of operating funds,” said Kathy Tollenaere, one of the quilters who assembled the quilt. “This raffle is intended to generate funds. There are a raft of wonderful prizes.”

First prize is the twin-sized “Courthouse Steps” patten quilt and pillow.

Second prize is two Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Artist Series tickets.

Third prize is a $50 gift card from Hy-Vee.

Fourth prize is a pair of shoes, up a $150 value, from Brown’s Shoe Fit.

The drawing also includes prizes from AJ’s Bicycle Shop, Hair Styles Unliimited, Kim’s Kottage, At Home Store, Adela’s, Yummy’s, Revelations, First National Bank, Iowa State Bank, MidWestOne Bank and Shelter Insurance.

A complete list of prizes can be found on Carry-On Bags Fundraiser Page, under Donate, at carryonbags.org.

The raffle drawing will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at Fairfield Hy-Vee Food and Drugstore. Winners need not be present.

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