On Centre: Around Philipsburg | Philipsburg Main Street holding second car raffle

lfalce@centredaily.comApril 30, 2014 

There was a time when cruising down Front Street in your classy car was the best way to spend a starry night in Philipsburg.

The Main Street Program wants to help someone recapture those classic nights with a brand new car.

Main Street Manager Dana Shoemaker has coordinated her second car raffle.

The event started last year, with the economic development group chancing off a 2013 Chevy Sonic.

This year, they are raising the cool stakes with their prize, a 2014 Chevy Camaro, provided with the help of Blaise Alexander Chevrolet Buick.

For just $10, you can get a ticket, a chance to win your seat behind the wheel of a dream ride.

It’s a small price to pay for car that has a sticker price of around $30,000.

It’s also not a lot to help a community.

Those tickets add up, $10 here, $10 there, and that becomes the money that markets Philipsburg as a place to do business. It helps coordinate events downtown. It helps bring grant money into local projects. It helps run programs that help downtown businesses, like the facade grants that offset some of the costs of improvements to shops and buildings.

Why is all of that important? Because the ride isn’t the same without the town.

That’s the difference between highway miles and city miles. You might not go 80 miles per hour, but you get to stop and smell the flowers planted on the corner while you wait at the light.

That $10 might win you the grand prize, but just buying the ticket helps Philipsburg be the real winner.

Lori Falce can be reached at 235-3910. Follow her on Twitter @LoriFalce.

Centre Daily Times is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service