The Wisconsin State Council Knights of Columbus Annual Charity Raffle is under way. Proceeds from this raffle are used for the charitable efforts of Knights both statewide and locally, providing grants for fire, medical, natural disaster and other financial hardship relief.

Locally, Knights from Council #605, which has served the greater Beloit and Clinton area since 1901, used these funds to purchase needed new warm winter coats for children from our community. They also assisted families with medical expenses and obtaining school supplies.

First prize in the raffle is $50,000 or a 2020 Ford F150 XLT Supercab. Second prize is a 2020 Harley Low Rider or $25,000. There are also 98 additional cash prizes of $500.

Tickets are $5 each and are on sale now through April 25. Tickets are available from any Knights of Columbus member or by contacting Paul Klespis-Wick at 608-290-5382.