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Fundraiser to help prep sports in Polo

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

POLO – Polo Athletic Boosters will sell raffle tickets for a fundraiser to benefit the Polo High School sports programs.

A 2014 Ford Fiesta, donated by Pete Harkness Auto Group, will be raffled off. Tickets cost $10 each, with 100 percent of every ticket sold going to the boosters.

Nine booster clubs are involved in the fundraiser: Morrison, Fulton, Rock Falls, Newman, Polo, Milledgeville, Erie-Prophetstown, Bureau Valley, and Sterling. Last year, Pete Harkness donated a 2013 Chevy Spark. The car was won by a Milledgeville ticket holder.

Three finalists from each booster club's sales will be drawn, and those 27 tickets will be put into the final pull on Feb. 1 to win the car. Polo boosters raised $5,500 in 2013, and they have a $10,000 goal this year.

Tickets can be bought at the Polo branch of First State Bank Shannon-Polo, 211 S. Division Ave.; Pete Harkness dealerships at 2811 Locust St. and 2502 Locust St., both in Sterling, and 627 Lincolnway East in Morrison; and at Community State Bank, 1021 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, 1325 17th St., Fulton, 220 E. Main St., Morrison, 1801 First Ave., Rock Falls, and 3210 E. Lincolnway, Sterling.

Tickets also can be purchased by contacting Polo club president Jennifer Grobe at 815-677-1188, or at home games for Polo boys and girls basketball through Jan. 17. The three Polo finalists will be drawn Jan. 17 during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game versus Forreston. Each finalist will receive a $100 gas card.

The final drawing will be at Pete Harkness in Sterling at a chili cook-off among the nine booster clubs. Participants don't need to be present to win. The winner is responsible for tax, title, license, and document fees on the car. Visit to view the disclaimer.

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