The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

April 7, 2014

Funding education

By Samantha Pidde Herald Staff Writer
The Clinton Herald

---- — CLINTON — Residents are invited to test their luck and knowledge later this month at a fundraiser for Prince of Peace Schools.

For more than 10 years, the Pot O’ Blue and Gold Raffle has been one of the major fundraisers for the district. With Prince of Peace being a private school, Development Director Karen Witt said it is important to have well-supported fundraisers that allow the school to provide quality education.

Each raffle ticket is $10, or seven for $50. Participants have a chance to win either $5,000, $1,000 or $500. While people can purchase tickets in the school office or at www.prince.pvt.k12.ia.us/events/pbg.php, most tickets are sold by parents in the district.

Parents are asked to sell at least 10 tickets.

“But we have parents that sell hundreds of them,” Witt said.

The school’s goal each year is to make a profit of at least $20,000. Witt said that in the past few years, they have come close, if not met that goal. Raffle winners will be drawn at approximately 9 p.m. April 26, correlating with the school’s trivia night.

A total of 25 teams with as many as eight people each can participate in the Prince of Peace trivia night, which begins at 6 p.m. at the school. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the cost to enter the trivia contest is $10 per person. Last year, 23 teams competed.

“So it’s a really inexpensive night, but it’s a fun night,” Witt said. “This is a place to test your useless knowledge; the knowledge that doesn’t do you any good anywhere else.”

The night is filled with raffles, drawings and cash prizes going to the top three teams. Teams can register in advance by calling the office at 242-1663. People also can register at the door, but are not guaranteed a place if there are already 25 teams registered.