Oswego Harborfestivals, Inc. is setting the stage in 2012 for a celebration to remember by announcing a brand new $26,000 car raffle. Someone will walk away from Oswego’s annual summer festival with a brand new 2012 Dodge Challenger, courtesy of Longley Dodge in Fulton NY.
Harborfest, a not-for-profit organization, has always relied on fundraisers in the past to keep the festival going and the entertainment free, but wanted to make a bigger splash than ever before in its 25th year. According to Harborfest Board President Mike Howard, “This arrangement between Longley Dodge, Harborfest, and our local newspaper, The Palladium-Times, recalls how this festival began 25 years ago – through local partnerships, creative ideas, and thinking big. I couldn’t be more excited to announce a raffle like this for annual celebration, but it’s really just the tip of the iceberg for what we have in store for our 25th year.”
Dennis Longley, owner of Longley Dodge, came on board immediately when the idea was presented to him. “We’ve always been supportive of Harborfest, but to partner with them and our local daily newspaper for the 25th year in a big way, was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. We’re hoping a raffle like this sets the stage for the next 25 years of what has become a great summer festival in Oswego County.”
Raffle tickets for the new 2012 Dodge Challenger from Longley Dodge are available for $5 each and only 10,000 tickets will be made available for sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Harborfest office on Lake St., Oswego, at Longley Dodge at 1698 Co. Rte. 57 in Fulton, at The Palladium-Times’ office on West First St., Oswego and throughout Harborfest venues.
The car raffle winner will be announced on Sunday of Harborfest weekend. The winner does not need to be present to claim the car, and the winner’s name will be posted on Harborfest’s and The Palladium-Times’ website. Participants in the raffle must be 18-years of age of older. A complete set of rules for the contest appear at the end of this story.
Harborfest / Longley Dodge / The Palladium-Times / New 2012 Dodge Challenger Raffle Rules
Oswego Harbor Festivals Inc., a non-profit organization operating Oswego Harborfest, will be giving away a new 2012 Dodge Challenger, with an MSRP of $26,320, supplied by Longley Dodge at the 25th Harborfest which will take place July 26th – July 29th, 2012 in Oswego, New York. Tickets for the car raffle will be $5 each with a maximum of 10,000 tickets sold. The Palladium-Times newspaper will be a partner in this contest with Longley Dodge and Harborfest. There will be no substitution for the prize such as a “cash equivalent” as the 2012 Dodge Challenger is the only prize available with this contest. The contest is open to any person age eighteen or over that can obtain automobile insurance in order to title the vehicle in their name after winning the contest. The vehicle must be titled solely in the name of the contest winner but may be co-registered with another individual. The contest winner will be subject to the sales tax at DMV at the time of titling the vehicle. The contest winner will receive a Form 1099 before January 31, 2013 for the value of the vehicle. The contest winner will be drawn on the final day of Harborfest which is Sunday July 29th, 2012. Raffle tickets will go on sale January 26th and will be available at the Harborfest Offices located at 41 Lake Street in Oswego, The Palladium-Times located at 140 West First Street in Oswego, Longley Dodge located at 1698 Co. Rte. 57 in Fulton and at other fundraising locations between January 26th and July 26th, 2012. Staff members of Longley Dodge, The Palladium-Times, Harborfest and the Harborfest Board of Directors along with their immediate family members living in the same household will not be eligible to win the raffle drawing or to receive the vehicle. The winning ticket holder need not be present to win the prize. Each ticket will have a designated place for the entrant to write their name address and telephone number. Harborfest will contact the winner using that information. The winning ticket number will be posted at the Harborfest office and on line at www.oswegoharborfest.com. If the winning ticket does not have contact information it is the responsibility of that ticket holder to contact the Harborfest office within forty eight hours from the time of the drawing and produce the matching ticket stub. In the event a ticket contains incomplete contact information and a winner does not claim the prize within forty eight hours of the drawing or the winner fails to meet eligibility requirements, a second winning ticket number will be announced. This process will be repeated at forty eight hour intervals until the prize is claimed by an eligible ticket holder.