HAWLEY - The Hawley Rotary Club is busy making preparations for its Tenth Annual Reverse Raffle to be held on Thursday, August 14, at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Room, Lake Wallenpaupack.
    A ticket costs $100 and there will be 200 tickets sold which will admit two to the raffle buffet at Ehrhardt’s, but you do not need to attend to win.
      There will be nine ways to win with a first prize of $3,000, second prize $2,000, third prize $1,000, 2 - $500 prizes and 4 - $250 prizes, based on all tickets being sold.  The last three tickets drawn will be the winner of the three big prizes.  The other prizes will be drawn throughout the event.  This is the one yearly fundraiser held by the rotary to support its’ many community and world service projects.
        The Rotary Club of Hawley was chartered on October 25, 1957 and from this day Hawley Rotary members have actively participated in many projects dedicated to help improve the life of our community and world.
       Some of the projects the raffle will support are:  food drive to aid community food pantry’s, Hawley Head Start programs, Hawley Library projects, Wayne/Pike Adult Literacy program, WA Little League and Challenger sponsorship, WAHS Community Service scholarship and Foreign Language award to graduating seniors, sponsorship of Red Cross Blood Drive, winter woolies coat collection and Hawley park projects.
     There will also be a Tricky Tray with all proceeds going to benefit The Wayne/Pike Adult Literacy program.  This program provides GED preparatory education, ESL services, and basic literacy education to adults in our area and has done so for the past 27 years.  The proceeds of this tricky tray will help WPALP to meet the changes in the PA GED system to revamp and replace computer equipment.
      Hawley Rotary Reverse Raffle is being sponsored by: The Dime Bank, a gold sponsor;  and our silver sponsors, Paupack Plumbing and Heatin; The Wayne Bank; Wayne County Ford; Olsommer, Clark Insurance; Spall, Rydzewski, Anderson, Lalley & Tunis, P.C. Attorneys at Law; and Horizon Dental.
     Tickets are available by contacting Hawley Rotary at 570-226-4167.