Raffle to support arts education in St. Mary Parish
By JEAN L. KAESS
MORGAN CITY, La. -- A raffle to support the St. Mary Parish Community Foundation will net one lucky winner a trip to Paris or a Caribbean cruise while raising funds to support a local philanthropic organization.
Only 200 tickets will be entered into the drawing in which the winner will have the choice of either a trip for two to Paris including airfare from Lafayette and seven nights in a hotel or a VIP Suite on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship to Grand Cayman and Cozumel from New Orleans.
Each ticket costs $100, and they will be sold between Monday and Nov. 15. The winner will be announced during a wine and cheese social in November.
Proceeds will benefit art and music programs in public and private schools in St. Mary Parish, according to board member Alice Pecoraro.
In November 2008, the St. Mary Parish Foundation, an official affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, was formally established. The purpose of the St. Mary Parish Foundation is to fund programs which broadly impact St. Mary Parish and to focus on enhancing the quality of life in St. Mary Parish.
As an affiliate, the foundation utilizes the resources, infrastructure and professional management of assets of Community Foundation of Acadiana while utilizing its own board of directors to focus attention on improving the community and growing philanthropy in St. Mary Parish.
Making the raffle possible are gold sponsors Brenda and Greg Hamer, the Gina and Joe Sanford Family Fund, the Prevost House Bed and Breakfast and Teche Regional Medical Center, along with silver sponsor Cabot Corp.