The South Zanesville Fire Department and Prophets Park Amrou Grotto are partnering up for a meat raffle Saturday, June 12 to raise funds for both organizations.
Admission, which is open to the public, is $5. Then individual raffle tickets to play the chance games will be one to two dollars, depending on which meat will be won for that particular game.
“We’re going to have approximately $2,000 worth of meat; from steaks, to pork chops, hams, that will be given away at chance games. The games run from a $1 each to $2 each depending on the meat. And there’s approximately two winners on every time we spin the wheel that will win meat and walk out of here. We had one last month and people walked out with coolers full of meat and didn’t spend a quarter of the money it would cost to buy,” South Zanesville Fire Chief Russell Taylor said.
Both organizations are hoping it provides a fun, safe social atmosphere where participants can come and just enjoy themselves.
“If it’s anything like the last one, these people were in here hippin’ and hollerin’ and having a good time. And that’s what it’s about. It’s a chance to have a little fun, win some meat, and socialize with people,” added Prophets Park Amrou Grotto Trustee Tim Snelling.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the meat raffle will start at 7. Prophets Park Amrou Grotto plans to focus on helping the Special Olympics with their portion of the profits raised and the South Zanesville Fire Department plans to invest back in the local community.