The Lafayette Women's Chamber of Commerce Annual Raffle is going on now.

The raffle will benefit the Lafayette Women's Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship Fund, and tickets are only $10 per chance.

By helping this non-profit organization, you could stand to win big:


The Grand Prize for the raffle is $5,000 CASH! Not a bad return on a $10 investment (if you are the lucky winner!).


The 2nd Prize is a 3-night stay at Holy Toledo Resort at Toledo Bend Lake. The serenity of the pine trees swaying in the breeze while you are overlooking the 5th-largest man-made body of water in the United States. Be certain to bring your lucky fishing cap!


Not too shabby of a prize: $500 CASH! That would cover a weekend getaway, or a new dishwasher, or 50 more tickets for next year's raffle!

The drawing will be held on October 15, 2021, at the Lafayette Women's Chamber annual fundraiser, the Cajun Match Game. This year, the Cajun Match Game will be held at Wonderland Performing Arts, an amazing performing arts studio and performance venue in the South College Shopping Center.

For more details on the drawing, and to get your tickets, visit the Lafayette Women's Chamber of Commerce website.

If you would like more information about the raffle, the Lafayette Women's Chamber of Commerce, or their foundation's Scholarship Fund, call 337-366-0826.

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