Grande Prairie and area came through with open hearts and supported the Swan City Rotary Club’s 2020 Cars for Christmas Lottery, despite concerns about the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dave Cook, the Swan City Rotary Club’s lottery chair said he was very pleased with how things went.
“We don’t have our final numbers yet as some of our mail tickets haven’t been entered into the system yet.” he added. “People post date them. That is one of the reasons that we do our draw two weeks after our cutoff because there are people who mail them on the (Dec.) 29th and 30th. We still have some coming in so our numbers aren’t final yet.”
The Cars for Christmas made some adjustments, which began early in the spring, spurred on by the fact the club’s other major lottery the Cars and Camping lottery didn’t run last year.
“We do two lotteries—Cash and Camping and Cars for Christmas,” Cook said. “And last year we had to cancel the Cash and Camping lottery because our principal business model was people buying at the great big building, the Cash and Camping building. A large volume of our tickets, more than 50 per cent, I think it was 70 per cent are bought there.