The Ludlow Village Merchants are very happy to report the status of fundraising efforts for the upcoming 4th of July celebrations.
The collaborative 2010 Ludlow Winter Carnival efforts of the merchants, Gill Odd Fellows Home, Ludlow Streetscapes, Okemo Mountain Resort with additional sponsor and participation support from businesses and individuals netted almost $2400 for the fireworks fund.
Additional donations from the 2009 Zucchini Festival along with contributions from fund raising collection jars have raised this amount to over $3000. With a minimum need of $5,500, fundraising efforts are on-going.
Raffle prizes include a Patriot Fleece Throw valued at $55 donated by Summit Soapworks and a fun and fanciful Patriot Ballet Tutu Set created by Pitter Pater Tutus valued over $30. Tickets are on sale now, $1 for one or six for $5 at The Book Nook, Summit Soapworks and Chapter XIV in downtown Ludlow. Keep in mind your winning ticket could assist your civic, non-profit or church organization to promote a cause or event. In an additional effort to raise money for the fireworks show, Summit Soapworks is holding a special Easter Egg Hunt.
Seventy-five Easter egg soaps in a variety of colors and scents were specially produced for this event and are being sold at $4 each. Gift certificates as well as a $100 cash prize have been hidden in some of these.
A huge congratulation goes out to Dominica D'Ottavio for winning the cash prize on March 20. Additional prizes have not yet been claimed and the soaps will be sold until April 3. For more information call 228-3238. Contributions can be sent to Ludlow Streetscapes, C/O PO Box 656, Ludlow VT 05149.