West Concord Business to raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital


Dustin and Drew Cook, owners of Concord Locker have organized the 2nd annual St. Jude’s Hospital benefit raffle this year. The brothers have participated in the St. Jude’s Bass Classic at Wabasha Minnesota and were looking for a way to raise more funds for the charity which fights cancer in children nationwide. The fishing contest started twenty-five years ago and raised 41 million last year. This year’s event takes place on the Mississippi May 3-5 this spring.

Last year the raffle sold 500 tickets with three winners. This year they are angling to sell 750 tickets and are offering 18 cash prizes. At the time this printing there are only 150 tickets left. The grand prize is $1,000, there are six $500 prizes, six $250 prizes and five $100 prizes to be awarded.

The West Concord Historical Society is administering the raffle and tickets are available at WesCon Lanes, West Concord Liquor Store, Burow’s Tax Office, Concord Locker and WCHS members. The drawing will be held on March 7th at 7pm at the WesCon Lanes and you need not be present to win. Jeff Burow, who is in charge of the Charitable gaming in West Concord said that this is an excellent opportunity to work together with local businesses and raise funds for a very worthy cause.