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The Rotary Club of Kewanee will be hosting the 6th Annual Quarter Madness event on Friday, March 24th at the Kewanee Elks Lodge, 113 ½ Tremont Street Kewanee.  Doors will open at 5:30pm with Quarter Madness beginning at 7pm. A LaGondola Italian dinner will be available for $7 while supplies last.

Quarter Madness is similar to a fast paced raffle where participants can enter to win items valued at $25 to $100 for just quarters. Prizes include lottery tickets, gift certificates, designer handbags such as Coach, Vera Bradley, Kate Spade and Michael Kors as well as specialty gift baskets.

The popular “Golden Paddle” is available for $25 and will be entered in the drawing for every item of the night. Attendees purchasing a “Golden Paddle” may increase their chances of winning an item by purchasing two additional auction paddles for $3 each. The additional auction paddles will require quarters to enter to win items. “Golden Paddles” are only eligible for purchase for attendees of the event. A regular auction paddle will be available for $5 and two additional paddles to increase chances of winning. Quarters are required to bid and enter your number to win.

A “Platinum Paddle” will also be available for $30. When you purchase a “Platinum Paddle,” attendance is not required and the auction paddle is entered in the drawing for every item.

The Rotary Club of Kewanee is celebrating its 100th anniversary and the goal is to offer over 100 auction items. In 2016, over $10,000 worth of items were raffled off at the event.

“This fun, exciting event would not be possible without the generous support of the Rotary Club of Kewanee, Prairie Chicken Festival, Kewanee area businesses and supporters. We are grateful for their enthusiastic support to maintain the beautiful murals of downtown Kewanee and the Rotary Club of Kewanee community projects,” said Carrie Boelens, Quarter Madness Co-Chair.

Proceeds from this annual fundraiser sponsored by the Kewanee Rotary Club supports the Prairie Chicken Festival and Rotary Club of Kewanee community projects.

To obtain a “Platinum Paddle” or make a donation for the event, contact Dianne Packee at 309-312-0168.