UNION COUNTY — Christmas is a time for giving and that includes giving to help the less fortunate throughout the year and that’s where UCARE, the “Twelve Days of Christmas” and the opportunity for 12 people to win $100 each comes in.
The Union County Aid and Relief Effort or UCARE is an organization of employees of Union County who for the more than a decade have worked to help the less fortunate of the community throughout the year.
UCARE’s main fundraising event is the “Twelve Days of Christmas” in which raffle tickets are sold by county employees and other charitable groups. Each person who buys a ticket not only gets to help UCARE help the less fortunate, but will also get a chance to have their name drawn during the Twelve Days of Christmas — Sunday, December 10 through Thursday, December 21 — and win $100.
There will be a drawing each day of the 12 days on WBCU Radio AM 1460 or FM 103.5 with each day’s winner announced at 9:05 a.m. There will be only one winner each day of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Tickets are now on sale at a cost of $1 a ticket or $5 for six tickets. They will remain on sale through Wednesday, December 20.
Tickets can now be purchased at the Union County Courthouse, Union County Airport, Union County Stadium, Timken Sports Complex, and WBCU.
UCARE is looking for other charitable groups to help sell the tickets in order to sell as many as possible and raise as much money as possible. Every charitable group that assists in this effort will get to keep 50 percent of the proceeds of their sales.
Charitable groups interested in helping sell the tickets are urged to call Sue Cudd or Ronnie Wade at 429-1680.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.