By Sarah Shurge – The City of Wayne Goodfellows are known for their goal that no child in Wayne goes without a Christmas. In 2010, the Goodfellows assisted over 300 families throughout the year and supported various local organizations who provide support for others in the community. The newest fundraiser the organization has taken up, is raffling off a Camaro.The Wayne Goodfellows will be raffling off a 2010 Chevy Camaro valued at $20,000 on July 29. The car is always on display at Henry’s Service Center.
Tickets are $20 each and only 3,000 were available to start although only half are probably left because they are going quick. Tickets are available for purchase until the day of the raffle at the following locations: Henry’s Service Center, Wayne City Hall, the Wayne Rec. Center, Icon Computers and AKA sports. Be sure to buy yours before they run out.
The drawing will be on Wednesday, July 29, during the Goodfellow’s Christmas in July concert at Goudy Park. A local band out of Garden City, Dead in Dog Years, will provide the entertainment for free starting at 7:30 p.m. The winning ticket will be picked at 9:00 p.m.
“We are most excited about the money that is going to be raised. We will be able to help many more people, which is what this really is all about,” said the Goodfellow’s President Jennifer’s husband, Chris Gietzan. “Plus it should be a fun event.”
The Goodfellows is a non-profit organization so 100% of the money raised is donated back to the community. Gift cards are given to the families during the holidays or their time of need to provide food, toys, and emergency assistance.
Donations can be made online at www.waynegoodfellows.org/assistance.