The following post was submitted by Mavis Daly, a volunteer at the Captain Avery Museum in Shady Side, and edited by Patch.
The annual raffle conducted by the Captain Avery Museum is now under way. The prize is $5,000, and tickets will be sold at $5 each. The winning ticket will be drawn at the West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival at the museum, 1418 EW Shady Side Rd., at 5 p.m. Oct. 21.
The festival begins at 12:30 p.m. This is the 24th year the museum has conducted this raffle and funds received will go toward building maintenance, repairs and operating funds.
Anyone desiring to purchase tickets by mail may send a check payable to the Captain Avery Museum, P.O. Box 89, Shady Side, MD, 20764.
To order by phone, call the museum at 410-867-4486. Local merchants who have raffle tickets for sale include:
- Joanne’s Beauty Shop
- Snug Harbor Restaurant
- Driftwood Inn
- Swamp Circle
Ticket sales also will be conducted at at a later date. The museum is grateful for the support the community has always given this important fundraiser.