By Russ Seelig
We are exactly 2 weeks from the Spaghetti Feed and Raffle and I wanted to give you all a quick update on where we are prior to our final meeting. We currently have about 35 raffle prizes in hand with additional promised. My experience has been that not all that are promised materialize and some that we never hear about beforehand show up at the event. Nevertheless we are running behind where we have been in the past few years both in quantity and dollar value.
Our goal is to raise about $5,000 to add to our charitable contributions budget. We make a profit of about $10/ticket, and if we sell the 150 tickets we normally sell that is a profit of about $1,500, leaving $3,500 to secure from the about 125 participants we have had in the past, or about $30 per person. In other words we need additional quality prizes that we hope people will want to put numerous tickets in. I do not know how many tickets have been sold to date, but I have distributed about 100 and an unknown number have been sold via the internet.
The following is a condensed list of the prizes we currently have:
Restaurant Gift Certificates: Alcove Dining Room, Olive and the Grape, Dick’s Drive-In, Uli’s Famous Sausage, Ballard Mandarin
Admission Tickets: Mariners, Ride the Ducks, Everett Aquasox, Argosy Cruises, MoPop, Museum of Flight
Other larger ticket items: Artwork, Instant Pot, Handmade Afghan, Tattoos, Salmon Fishing Trip, MacDonald’s Happy Meal display
Other items: Interesting items that are hard to categorize.
Please come to the meeting with the proceeds from the tickets you have sold. If you haven’t sold any please call your friends and neighbors and give them a chance to come and have some fun. Please bring any raffle prizes you have gotten. Contact me at 206-423-1150 if you have any questions.