The Downtown Vermillion Action Team (DVAT) is having a raffle with chances to win two $100 gas cards.
"$1 for a possible $100 gas card? Now that can be a great return on your money and a good investment in Vermillion's downtown growth," said Laura Hollingsworth, personal banking officer at First Dakota National Bank and member of the DVAT.
The tickets will sell for $1 apiece or six for $5.
The gas cards to be raffled will be from Downtown Vermillion gas stations. The tickets are being sold by DVAT members and at downtown businesses displaying "Raffle Tickets Sold Here" signs. Presently they are available at Nook 'n Cranny, Scoops, Heart & Soul, and Pressing Matters Printing.
The proceeds from this raffle will support community projects taking place in downtown Vermillion. In the past five years DVAT projects have included purchasing the banners for Downtown, development of a Downtown website, and collaborations with Tour de Kota, Coyote Bash, Coyoteopoly, Ribs Rods & Rock 'n Roll, Race For the Cure, the Food Pantry, the Vermillion Chamber and city of Vermillion.
The drawing for the two gas cards will be held by the big tent at the Rib, Rods & Rock'n Roll event on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 4:15 p.m. You need not be present to win.
For more information about the Downtown Vermillion Action Team, log on the website at downtownvermillion.com and click on the "About us" tab.