Black Mountain Elementary announces the return of its popular annual PTO Raffle. More than 200 fourth- and fifth-grade students are eager to sell tickets around the community for $1 each.

More than 50 winners will be awarded prizes on March 22. Tickets can be purchased from the students, at the school front office and at the Merry Wine Market and Common Housefly stores downtown. The school will use proceeds for supplies, grounds improvements, staff appreciation, school-wide events and for its media center.

Ticket-buyers will be able to select the item on the prize list they would like to win. Among prizes are restaurant and store gift certificates, jewelry items, haircuts and hair products, sporting goods, a fitness membership, a summer pool pass, a Black Mountain News subscription, handmade clothing, yoga passes, a “starter camp” week at Camp Crestridge/Ridgecrest.

Providing prizes are Artisan Gourmet Market, Beauty Counter Wellness, BI-LO Grocery Store, Biltmore House, Black Mountain Bistro, Black Mountain News, Black Mountain Quilts, Black Mountain Recreation and Parks, Black Mountain Yarn Shop, Black Mountain Yoga, Black Mountain Tire, Cheshire Fitness Club, Christine’s Creative Cuts, Coach House, Common Housefly, Cutting Crew, Dark City Crafters and Dripolater Coffee House.

Also providing prizes are Hey Hey Cupcake, Ingles Markets, Jay’s Roofing, dulcimer musician Joshua Messick, Kim’s Cuts, Krista Anne's Boutique, Louise’s Kitchen, Merry Wine Market, Michelle Salon, Palate Restaurant, Monte Vista Hotel, Pizza Hut, Que Sera Restaurant, Ridgecrest camps, Score!, Soul Ku, Subway, Sunshine Pharmacy, Town Hardware, Thai Basil Restaurant, Tractor Supply, Vertical Runner Black Mountain and White Horse Black Mountain.

For more, email or contact the school office at 669-5217.

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