ESCANABA - OSF St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary members are selling Calendar Raffle tickets to give away $3,700 in cash. Raffle tickets are being sold in the hospital Gift Shop and by Auxiliary members and volunteers through Tuesday.
Tickets are $10 each.
Seven cash prizes are awarded each month - eight at the first drawing. Top prize is $100.
Donna Williams, right, and Phillis Haglund, members of the OSF St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary, hold up tickets from the 2011-2012 Auxiliary Calendar Raffle. Tickets for the 2012-2013 Calendar Raffle are now on sale.
The first drawing for the 2012-2013 calendar season will take place at the Auxiliary Christmas luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Two $100 cash prizes will be awarded, along with two $50 prizes and four $25 prizes.
From January through November, 2013, seven names will be drawn each month, with prizes of $100, $50 and $25 awarded in each drawing.
Winning names are put back into the raffle drum so ticket holders can win every month.
"Tickets make great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers or gifts for family and friends, while at the same time supporting a great cause," said Lanna Scannell, community relations manager and director of volunteers at OSF.
As with all Auxiliary fundraisers, she noted that proceeds from the calendar raffle will be used to provide needed new equipment and services for OSF St. Francis patients. Last year, through the Calendar Raffle, "Lights of Love" event, gift shop sales and other events, Auxiliary members raised over $60,000.
Tickets for the 2012-2013 Calendar Raffle may be purchased in the Hospital Gift Shop or by contacting Scannell at 786-5707, ext. 5516, or lanna.scannell@