Faith in Action kicks off annual fundraiser raffle

Miss Pine River Cynthia Tennier and First Princess Kansas Tilbury drew the winning tickets in the 2019 Faith in Action Fundraiser Raffle, shown here with Faith in Action Executive Director Theresa Eclov. Submitted Photo

Raffle tickets are now available at local businesses for the Faith in Action for Cass County 2020 fundraiser raffle.

The grand prize is a 2020 Polaris Ranger 570 with an Aluma Trailer. The machine and trailer will be on display at area businesses throughout the raffle period. The second-place prize is $1,000 cash and the third-place prize is a $500 gift card from Hackensack Lumber and Do It Best Hardware.

Tickets are available individually or in packets of eight. The raffle drawing will be held Thursday, Nov. 12, at Bites Grill and Bar in Pine River.

This is the 14 th annual Faith in Action fundraiser raffle and 10 additional prizes are available, all of which were donated by area businesses, including Tianna Country Club in Walker; Full Stringer Bait in Longville; Godfrey’s in Backus; Southside Station, Mark’s Market and Swanson’s Bait, all of Hackensack; One Stop in Longville; Clem’s Hardware in Cass Lake; and the Pine River Family Market and Bites Grill and Bar, both in Pine River.

Faith in Action used proceeds from the 2019 raffle (approximately $21,000) to deliver direct services to people in need.


Faith in Action for Cass County is a community-based, volunteer, nonprofit organization providing non-medical assistance to older adults, adults with disabilities, and other individuals experiencing difficult circumstances.

Check with local businesses to buy tickets, and visit for a list of participating businesses. Call Faith in Action for Cass County at 675-5435 or 1-866-675-5435 for information about getting help or about volunteering. Volunteer trainings are being scheduled for June and July.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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