Botkins Carousel raffle donations sought

BOTKINS — The Botkins community is preparing for the 2021 Botkins Carousel which will be held June 11, 12 and 13, and is looking for donations for the annual raffle. This is the 55th year for the event.

Last year 115 prizes, totaling over $5,000, were donated to local organizations. There were gift baskets, certificates, gifts and cash prizes ranging from $15 to $500. If organizers have to cancel Carousel this year due to COVID, they will still hold a raffle.

The raffle committee is looking for 2021 donations from businesses, organizations or individuals. Letters soliciting donations were sent to previous donors earlier. If you are interested in making a donation, contact Carly Greve at 937-538-6796 by March 17.

The Botkins Carousel consists of events for all ages, including the Carousel queen pageant, live entertainment, parade, and much more. All proceeds from this event go to various community organizations.