Bicentennial raffle continues

SIDNEY — Raffle and 50/50 tickets remain on sale to support the Shelby County Bicentennial currently being celebrated and the upcoming city of Sidney Bicentennial in 2020.

Tickets are on sale at several locations around the county as well as by members of the Bicentennial Committee. Please visit the following locations. In Anna, Rachel’s Cakes; in Botkins, Meyer Tavern and Finishing Touches Flowers & More; The Pasco Grocery; Wagner’s IGA in Fort Loramie; in Houston, Farmers Elevator; Jackson Center Pro Hardware; Buschur’s Market in Russia; Patrick’s Pub in McCartyville (raffle only); Meyer’s Garage & Drive-Thru in Newport; and in Sidney, Buffalo Wild Wings (raffle only), Ron & Nita’s and The Ross Center.

The drawing for the 50/50 will be on Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. The location will be the Shelby County Commissioner’s Office at 230 E. Court St. in Sidney.

The raffle drawing will also be held on Aug. 22 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Sidney. Darcy Bruns, regional manager for BDubs, is excited about hosting the event and has put together a variety of activities for a night of family fun. From 11 a.m. until midnight on that day, Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 percent of all food purchases to the Bicentennial Committee. Children’s activities will be provided on the outdoor patio from 6 to 8 p.m. Travis and Amanda Swigert of T & A Entertainment will provide music as well as conduct a “Shelby County Trivia Contest” from 6 to 9 p.m. The raffle drawing will take place during that same three hour period. You need not be present to win, however the public is invited and encouraged to attend all festivities. Those that are in house will have the opportunity to vie for door prizes as well.

For questions about the 50/50, the raffle, or any bicentennial related issues, please contact Greg and Priscilla Wilt at 937-497-8118 or