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Basket Raffle Raises Money for PTO to Buy VRS Students Holiday Gifts

The PTO of Vern Riffe School has a tradition of outstanding holiday basket raffles and 2019 offers the community another opportunity to support students in Cardinal Country. Funds raised will help the PTO purchase holiday gifts for the more than 70 students at VRS.

What makes this raffle even more special is that each classroom creates its own “basket,” which is really a prize bundle tied together with a theme. Some themes include an Amazon prize bundle; a sweet holiday treats bundle; a “Scent of the Seasons” bundle; and a “Nightmare Before Christmas” bundle, among others. A full catalog is available on the Scioto County Developmental Disabilities Facebook page.

Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. They can be purchased at Vern Riffe School or from staff or PTO members. The drawing will begin at 1 p.m., Dec. 18. It is held in the school office, with a student representative from each classroom pulling the winning ticket for each prize.


The gifts are purchased by PTO volunteers, then delivered by Santa and his elves when they visit Cardinal Country before the holiday break.

“The PTO is invaluable to our student body,” said VRS Principal Tammy Guthrie. “Buying raffle tickets not only gives you a chance at some wonderful prizes, but it contributes to the students’ educational experience and allows for each one to receive at least one present from Santa.”

Vern Riffe School is a program of Scioto County Developmental Disabilities.

Attachments Available To Download:
Holiday Basket Raffle Catalog 2019
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