Last day to buy tickets for car raffle is Nov. 8

The last day to buy tickets for the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center car and Honda ATV raffle is Nov. 8.

Tickets can be purchased at the visitor center or from board members right up until the drawing happens at the ticket-drawing party beginning at 6 p.m. that day. Only 500 tickets are being sold and every 25th ticket drawn wins a prize. 

The big prizes are $25,000 toward the purchase of a car at Stanley Ford of Kenai or $15,000 cash. The other big prize is a brand new Honda ATV Rancher. 

Tickets are $100 for the car, $35 for the ATV or $130 for a combo ticket. 

On Monday, Monte Davis, the chamber and visitor center’s executive director, said only 160 tickets had been sold. 

“But from my experience in the past, the majority are sold in the last 10 days,” said Davis. “Alaskans wait, but without a push they might forget.” 

Proceeds from the raffle help sponsor the winter carnival, cleanup day and benefit the annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival.