Mooers As early spring blooms, Easter is quickly approaching. Hoping to give the community a season-starting get together and raise a few dollars to support their efforts, the Mooers Fire Department will host a spring raffle March 31 starting at 7 p.m.
“When it’s winter and blah out, there’s not a whole lot to do in the evenings,” said Susan Roberts, who performs scene support for the fire department and is a trained EMT with Champlain EMS.
With good weather prevailing, people are starting to stretch their legs outdoors more. The raffle will get the townsfolk to the firehouse for a complimentary lasagna and cold cuts dinner following.
The raffle will have tickets selling for $2 a round, with 40 total rounds giving lots of attendees a chance to win. The big prizes are 10 Easter dinner baskets valued at $80 to $85 each.
Other prizes include turkeys, hams and baskets full of toys and eggs.
“It wouldn’t be Easter without eggs,” said Roberts. Giroux Poultry donated some farm-fresh eggs to the raffle.
Roberts said they rely heavily on donations for their Labor Day fundraising. The department was a little hesitant about asking local businesses for donations, but had a great response.
Donations came in from Mooers Lawn and Garden, Hamilton Funeral Home, Champlain Peterbilt, James C. Smith and Son, Capital Candy, Todd Gumlaw Sugarhouse, Donna and Jim Rabideau Sugarhouse, Dragoon’s Farm Equipment, Price Chopper, L & M and Border Liquor and Wine.
“Thank you to our community as well,” said Roberts. “Their support is very important.”