Still Time for Holiday Groceries, Gift Cards, and Giving
The Third Annual Gene's Shopping Spree Raffle is your chance to win groceries or gift cards for the holidays, while giving to Grant students! The 2019 drawing will be held at 5pm on Monday, December 16. Prizes include a 60 second shopping spree, a $200 gift card, and a $100 gift card.
Elliott and LaRissa Vanderlaan started this annual event in 2017 as a way to give back to the communities that have supported Gene's Family Markets in Grant and Croton.
"We have been blessed with a great opportunity and platform to provide groceries and extra cash during this sometimes hectic, but wonderful time of the year," said Elliott. "During this season of giving, we wanted to create an event in between the holiday of giving thanks for what we have, and the holiday of giving gifts of things we don't have."
In the first two years of the raffle, community members won over $2,700 worth of groceries and $600 in gift cards. Last year, over $1,300 in proceeds was also given to Grant Schools.
For the 2019 raffle, proceeds will be given to the Grant High School Marching Band. Grant Bands use money raised throughout the year to help pay for marching season expenses. Please help Grant High School continue to offer these programs to band students by purchasing a raffle ticket today. The $10 raffle tickets are available for purchase at Gene's Family Market stores in Grant and Croton.