Bourbon raffle to enable downtown Miamisburg corporations

The group’s greatest fundraised, Monte Carlo Night, was held previous yr right right before the pandemic, raising $12,000. With that not an possibility this 12 months, MMA not long ago released a bourbon-bottle raffle fundraiser, Engelke mentioned.

The raffle incorporates 17 bottles of bourbon. Former MMA President Brian Yeakley, a bourbon aficionado, drove about Kentucky to procure the minimal and tough-to-discover bottles, she reported.

“We’re super thrilled about that,” Engelke said. “It’s a fantastic way to be ready to elevate a major volume of income with quite very little price.”

Tickets are $50 each and only 600 tickets will be offered via The bottles will be divided into 4 prize concentrations, 4 each and every for to start with, second and third prize and five bottles for fourth prize.

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Entrants need to be 21 years outdated or more mature to order a ticket by March 15. Profitable tickets will be drawn on or ahead of March 19.

A golf outing in August lifted extra than $6,500 and yet another golfing outing is becoming organized for June.

“We’re working really hard to keep the cash coming in and we’re attempting to be a little little bit far more creative,” she claimed. “The Monte Carlo night time is fantastic, and its a historic occasion that has constantly lifted funds and brought the community with each other, but we have to seem at carrying out points a minor little bit in different ways.”

Past March, MMA joined with Miamisburg Rotary Club, the town of Miamisburg and Miamisburg Neighborhood Basis to create the Star Metropolis Small business Aid Fund, pulling jointly $40,000 and setting up a “very successful” no-fascination loan plan that has observed each and every mortgage taker possibly repay the personal loan or at least be in the method of repaying it, Engelke said.

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MMA was one particular of several teams to organize in late December the Louise Epperson Cafe Rescue Fund, a COVID-reduction grant is assisting Miamisburg places to eat offset some of the load through the financial difficulties of the pandemic.

“We elevate cash not to maintain onto it. We raise revenue to shell out it and get it again out to the firms,” Engelke said. “So now our focus, with all the cash that we elevate, just building confident that we have received the means to help companies as almost everything does get started to open up again up.”