Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Former Senior Car Raffle Now Cash Caffle

Brian Parkes, executive director of the TriCounty Active Adult Center, and Barbara Updegrove, a volunteer and participant at the Center, display the check that will be presented to one lucky winner at the conclusion of the 20th annual raffle.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the TriCounty Active Adult Center.

The 20th annual TriCounty Active Adult Center’s cash raffle has begun! 

Formerly the Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center car raffle, the contest has been updated along with the image of the Center. 

 The grand prize drawing will be held on Labor Day, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m., and the grand prize winner will win $15,000 cash. In addition, there are seven additional cash prizes from $250 to $50.

“This is a great way for the community to support seniors in our community,” said Brian Parkes, executive director. “And of course, one lucky person will walk away with $15,000 cash!”

Proceeds from the raffle will be used to support programs for seniors in the tri-county region. 

The Center offers nearly 40 programs and services each week – everything from exercise programs such as Yoga and Tai Chi, to a free daily nutritious lunch, to support groups, to card games, and many, many more. Additionally, a staff member is available to help seniors choose and access health care benefits, and fill out the often complicated forms.

“Nearly 1,500 seniors every year stop by the Center, and many come on a daily basis,” said Parkes. “Many of our participants would be sitting home alone. Instead, they come to the Center to see their friends, socialize, exercise, play games, and receive the help they need to remain living independently.”

A car was offered as a choice for the grand prize in previous years, but Parkes said that due to insurance regulation changes, the Center could not secure a car this year. 

Cash raffle tickets are $10 each, or four for $30. 

Tickets may be purchased at the Center at 288 Moser Road, Pottstown (the former Pottstown Health Club), from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. 

 Representatives from the Center will be selling tickets at upcoming community events including the Pottstown Classics Car Shows on High Street on Aug. 6 and Sept. 3, the Aug. 20th Veteran’s Day event in Memorial Park, and Duryea Day in Boyertown on Sept. 3.

The TriCounty Active Adult Center, formerly the Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center, serves adults age 50 and better with programs and services including information and referral assistance, a daily free lunch, exercise programs, social activities, and much more. 

The mission of the TriCounty Active Adult Center is to enhance the well-being of its members by providing services and activities that promote an independent and healthy life style. 

The TriCounty Active Adult Center has more than 2,500 members, and anyone living in the tri-county area (Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties) who is 50+ years of age is welcome to attend the center. Learn more at

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