Have you already heard? The chamber's BIG WIN tickets are out on the streets ready for you to buy!

New this year: You can purchase your winning ticket right on our website. Is there someone you always purchase a ticket from and you are worried they will not get their due credit? Don't be. Just include a note with their name and I'll make sure they get the credit.

The Big Win drawing will be held at the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet on June 25. Purchase your ticket for the chamber's BIG WIN today and enter to win the grand prize of $10,000. Additional cash prizes total $2,500. The cost of a ticket is $100. There is a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 350 tickets to be sold, making the odds of being a winner significant.

We are always asked -- "what's the money raised for?"

While the proceeds aren't directly allocated to one project, here is a list of some of the ways that we've given back to the community, which is in part from the proceeds of this fundraiser: sponsor of Nashoba Valley Medical Center Hunger Run; sponsor of Clinton's Olde Home Day; sponsor of Ayer Rotary Club's Comedy Night; donation to Townsend Ecumenical Outreach (food pantry); donation to Brittany Loring fund (Ayer resident injured in the marathon bombings); Habitat for Humanity North Central; MWCC Foundation; Ayer Shirley Lions Club sponsorship; Alzheimer's Association; Loaves & Fishes; Indian Hill Music school partnership program; and, of course, our Richard T.


Fletcher scholarship program.

Hopefully, you'll consider playing with us this year. Remember -- this is for a good cause. We're looking to increase our scholarships for next year!

Melissa Fetterhoff

director, Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce