St. Anthony Parish Raffle


1915—December 25

The tombola (raffle) has been a favorite fundraiser since the very beginning of the parish. In 1915, a dime ($2.20 in today’s dollars) would give the raffle ticket holder a chance at winning $5.00 ($113.56 today). Other premiums (prizes) included: a rocking chair, a statue of St. Francis, a pair of ladies shoes, a nice cushion, a woodland watch, two yards of lace, a framed picture of the Blessed Virgin, a handmade lace collar for ladies, and a nice rug.