Spring Raffle to Benefit New Haverhill Vietnam Veterans Memorial; $5,000 Cash Grand Prize

Ralph T. Basiliere, interim veterans services officer. (WHAV News file photograph.)

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission has made substantial progress in building a new memorial at Mill Brook Park, near the entrance to Plug Pond. The public is being asked to help finish the job by entering a raffle with a $5,000 grand prize.

Chairman Ralph. T. Basiliere discusses the new fundraiser with WHAV’s Win Damon. He said the raffle will help to cover the final phase of construction at the new memorial site.

“We are on our way and the Vietnam veterans need to know that this is going down. This is going to happen. This is more than just talk,” Basiliere said.

A Spring Raffle, in concert with the Exchange Club of Haverhill, is underway. Tickets are $100 each and only 250 tickets will be sold. Besides the $5,000 grand prize, there are second and third prizes of $3,000 and $2,000 respectively. The drawing takes place Friday, May 15 and all proceeds benefit the memorial.

To buy a raffle ticket, call Basiliere at 978-891-2281. Make checks payable to New England Exchange Clubs Foundation.

Learn details and hear Basiliere discuss progress on WHAV’s “Merrimack Valley Newsmakers” podcast page.

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