Weather Forecast


Faith in Action to host raffle, open house

Faith in Action for Cass County is counting down to the day one lucky person will win the Polaris four-wheeler with the “Win Me!” signs that has been seen around Cass County this summer and fall. 

This 2013 Magnetic Metallic Polaris Ranger 500 with trailer is the grand prize in the Faith in Action raffle fundraiser. The raffle is Faith in Action’s largest fundraiser. 

“Local fundraisers are critical now as government assistance has all but disappeared,” stated Executive Director Theresa Eclov.  “Faith in Action for Cass County exists because of strong local individual and community support.” 

The public is invited to attend the seventh annual Raffle Drawing Open House from 4:30-5:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Faith in Action office, located at the north side of Lucette’s Pizza and Pub at 201 Highway 371 S., in Hackensack. 

Enjoy fall snacks and learn more about Faith in Action services to the community.  The raffle drawing will happen at 5 p.m. Ticket holders need not be present to win. All the winners will be contacted that evening. If you still need a ticket, check for posters at area businesses and see if they have any tickets left.

In addition to the grand prize Polaris Ranger with trailer, second prize is $1,000 in cash and third prize is a $500 gift card donated by Hackensack Lumber and Do It Best Hardware. 

Twelve additional prizes donated by local businesses will be awarded. Proceeds raised by the raffle go to support the programs of Faith in Action for Cass County. The purchase of a raffle ticket directly supports neighbors in need in Cass County.

Faith in Action is a community-based, volunteer, non-profit organization that provides nonmedical support to older adults, people with disabilities and other individuals experiencing difficult circumstances. Volunteer programs are cost effective, but still need funds to coordinate services such as transportation for errands and medical appointments, light housekeeping, chores, friendly visiting, respite care, meal delivery and ramp building.

There’s no need to RSVP; just come and watch the drawing for the raffle winners at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13.

For more information on the raffle, or about volunteering or receiving services from Faith in Action for Cass County, call 866-675-5435 or check out the website at

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889