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Raffle to benefit church food pantry

Published: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

ROCK Falls – A fundraiser is planned for the food pantry of Rock Falls First Christian Church.

The 50/50 raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for six. They are available from church members or by calling the church at 815-626-2271.

The drawing will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the church, 506 Fifth Ave. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

The food pantry is one of two in Rock Falls. In July, it served 179 families with 546 members, and in August 166, with 514 members. It is run by volunteers as the church ministry.

The pantry runs entirely by donations from the church and community.

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