By NICK GOSNELL
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hospice and Homecare of Reno County Annual Festival of Remembrance will be collecting money throughout August, but their big kickoff event is Saturday at the parking lot of the Northgate Plaza complex at 30th and Plum.
"It's from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and we're going to have the four entrances to the Northgate Plaza open, but then we'll have cones and signs," said Andrea Siefkes with Hospice and Homecare of Reno County. "Board members are helping out to direct traffic. We're going to grill hot dogs and we're going to hand out hot dogs and chips and bottled water and then give information about the raffle. We have QR codes where you can have quick links to our webpage and our raffle items page."
Raffle items range from a $1,000 in cash, Attack II Basketball Goal, Trips to Lake Tahoe and California’s Wine Country to a MacBookPro, just to name a few.
"We will have computers there where people can get online and purchase raffle tickets, as well as, you can purchase the raffle tickets with a credit card, cash or check, as well," said Tara Dahlstrom, Business Development/Ancillary Services Director for the hospice. "We'll be able to sell raffle tickets either online or in person there."
Tickets will be available for purchase until Aug 27th. Winners will be drawn on Facebook Live the evening of Friday, August 28th. Tickets are 1 ticket for $25, 6 tickets for $100, or 15 tickets for $200.