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Effort will raffle bow to help with local medical bills

Friday, November 30, 2012

An emerging effort to help Greene County families in need cover their medical costs will find its first fundraiser wrapped up in a neat little bow -- a compound bow, that is.

Badges for Bandages will be raffling off a limited edition bow, hoping to raise around $2,500.

Now, aspiring archers and hunters who'd like a shot at the limited edition bow have the chance to participate in a special drawing where only 250 tickets will be sold.

"We are selling only 250 tickets so your chances are better than Powerball," organizer Harvey Holt suggested. "The drawing will be as soon as all tickets are gone."

Tickets will be sold at one ticket for a $10 donation or five tickets for $40 dollars.

Tickets can be picked up at your local participating police, fire, and ambulance stations in Greene County. For those of you that cannot make it there, call 812-381-4490.

Tickets are currently on sale with the Bloomfield, Lyons, Linton and Worthington Police Departments, as well as the Eastern Greene, Center Township and Bloomfield Fire Departments.

The prize: a Matthews Heli-M limited edition limb graphic bow, equipped with a 55 to 65 pound draw weight and a draw length which can be modified to suit the winner's needs. Draw lengths are typically between 26" and 30", half-sized between 26.5" and 29.5", and can be altered to suit winner's needs.

The axle-to-axle length is 30 inches and the total bow weight is 3.5 pounds. The bow will also be signed by the owner of Matthews Archery and the chief executive officer.

The effort aims to help families in need who face substantial medical bills.

"At the end of the year we collectively will choose one or two families and pay some the medical bills that have accumulated throughout the year for families with children affected by injury or illness," Holt said, adding one family has already been selected.

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