First Person: Show Hodag pride and support scholarships for RHS grads
What Rhinelander home is complete without a neon Hodag hanging on the wall? The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation (RASF) wants to make that happen next week for one lucky person. We spoke with RASF board member Tracy Barnes to get a little more information on the neon Hodag sign, which will be raffled off during halftime at the Hodag Homecoming football game October 10.
Buyers’ Guide: What’s the purpose of the raffle?
Tracy Barnes: This raffle is just part of the fundraising efforts of the Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation. We have sold Hodag items during Homecoming in the past, and this year we are raffling off the sign. The money raised goes toward funding scholarships to Rhinelander students, many of whom may not get scholarship support from other sources.
BG: How much are the raffle tickets, and where can they be purchased?
TB: Tickets are three for $25, or $10 a piece. We are partnering with local businesses owned by Rhinelander High School Alumni, and are making the tickets available for purchase at those businesses. RASF board members are also selling the tickets. We are coming down to the last week of sales, so if anyone is interested in winning, tickets should be purchased soon.
BG: Is the neon Hodag on display somewhere in town?
TB: We are taking it to some of the local businesses where the tickets are being sold. It will be at the Flying Finn in the next few days.
Participating Rhinelander alumni-owned businesses where tickets can be purchased are Backwaters Bar & Grill, Flying Finn, Pat’s Tavern, Bucketheads, Woodpecker, Big Daddy’s, O’Melia Schiek and McEldowney, Farmers Insurance, Gaber Electric, River Street Tap.