Basket Raffle

About our 2021 St. John’s Basket Raffle

 
It is time to start planning your basket theme for our annual St. John’s basket raffle! This year, our basket raffle will be held in the late summer – early fall. All baskets will be due in the church office by August 15th. Baskets will be displayed and tickets sold after the 9 am worship service on Sundays August 29, September 5th, 12th, & 19th. The actual raffle will be held on September 19th (more about that to be announced later).
 
 
For now, you need to come up with a basket theme! Baskets can be put together by groups or boards in the church, families and individuals. If you plan to create a themed basket, contact Judy Johnston – you can text her at 215-896-9381 or call the church office at 215-855-5489 to sign up as soon as possible to let Judy know who is creating the basket and the theme. Whether you make a basket every year or you have never made a basket before, you are welcome to submit one!  The proceeds raise money for special projects at St. John’s not covered by the weekly offerings.

 

 

About St. John’s annual Basket Raffle

 

Since 2006, St. John’s has held our annual St. John’s Basket Raffle fundraiser. Themed baskets are created and donated by groups, families & individuals in the church.  Opportunities are given to the congregation to view the baskets in a display for several weeks and also to purchase raffle tickets for any baskets they are interested in winning.  The proceeds from the raffle go to special projects in the church not covered as part of our church budget.

 

Some sample baskets from previous years:

 

In the years from 2006 to 2019, the baskets were displayed to the community outside the church building on ‘Lansdale Day’, the first Saturday of June. The public as well as our congregation could purchase raffle tickets for any baskets they were interested in winning. The winning names were drawn at the church picnic the second Sunday in June – those attending could take their baskets home, the others were held and the winners notified to pick up their prizes later (so you did not have to be present to win, and many winners come from Lansdale Day ticket sales.  In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the basket raffle was held in September, with the baskets displayed on Facebook and during the chimes concerts on Wednesdays, then the drawing was held and shown live on Facebook on Celebration Sunday, September 20, 2020.