- Local Guide
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”The Punxsutawney Area Community Center will host its second-annual Raffle Night tonight.
From 6 to 9 p.m., at the Pantall Hotelâ€™s Rooftop, ticket holders are invited to join the festivities as the center raffles away an array of awards.
Guests will be entered into the drawings of numerous winnings, including a 42-inch HD TV; bedroom suite; sofa and chair set; vacuum cleaner; and several cash prizes, said Mick Mumau, president of the centerâ€™s Board of Directors.
Tickets may be purchased at the door tonight.
Even if ticket holders are unable to attend, they will still be entered into the drawings, Mumau said.
However, additional raffles â€” including chances on Steelers, Penn State football and Pitt basketball tickets, as well as assorted gift baskets from local businesses â€” will be available to enter only at the event.
â€śLast year was a tremendous success,â€ť Mumau said. â€śThe Community Center Board would like to thank the public for all their support this year.â€ť
Proceeds of todayâ€™s sweepstakes will benefit the center.
â€śItâ€™s always a work in progress,â€ť board member Jeffrey Winfield said.
In addition to Raffle Night, the center recently registered to take part in the â€śPepsi Refresh Project.â€ť
Currently ranked No. 322, the Punxsutawney Community Center Theater Project has a chance of winning $50,000 to be put toward Jackson Theater renovations.
The decision of which â€śneighborhood projectâ€ť will win the prize is in the hands of online voters.
If community members would like to support the center but are unable to participate in Raffle Night, Winfield said, the board would appreciate their online votes.
â€śThey can support us this way, and it doesnâ€™t cost anything, itâ€™s just their vote,â€ť he said.
Votes may be cast, one per day, at www.refresheverything.com.
The center would use potential winnings to replace the drapery and stage curtains, update the sound equipment, repair the roof and install a sink in the concession lounge.
â€śEverything we can improve, we would like to,â€ť Mumau said.
For further information, contact the Community Center at 938-1008.