VFW raffles ‘summer-fun’ cooler to raise funds for 2-year-old Gracie
VFW Post #5366 of Isabella is selling raffle tickets for a big “summer fun” cooler to raise funds to help 2-year-old Gracie Broncho of Gainesville, who is set to undergo surgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital soon to remove the lower left lobe of her lung. Doctors found a mass in Gracie’s lung and a cyst on her tailbone, and the toddler is scheduled to have surgery sometime in the next two months. Gracie will likely be admitted to the hospital for four to six days, VFW volunteer Nancy Winslow told the Times.
Tickets are being sold at the VFW now and will be sold at area businesses throughout the month of August. The raffle includes a large cooler filled with various summer fun items including a summertime sign and wind chime, a cookie sheet with cookie cutters, two sets of arm floats, a beach ball, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, two squirt guns, two bags of balloons, LED party lights, a ring ice-pop maker, kitchen towels and kitchen cloths, four swim rings, a baby-care float seat, giant spinners, Pla-Doh, two children’s swimming masks, a water sprinkler, three frisbees, two light-up cups and straws and a pineapple novelty cup. The raffle winner will also take home an adult basket that includes two wine glasses with a bottle of sparkling wine or a six-pack of soda, two yo-yos, a water slide, a surf rider, three bottles of nail polish and two decorative candles.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the VFW at 417-273-5008.