Bridgewater fair raffle tickets available

The Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department is selling raffle tickets as part of the upcoming Bridgewater Country Fair.

The fair will be held Aug. 16-18 at the fairgrounds on Route 133.

Walter Von Egidy started the raffle in 1956 to help raise money for the fire department in case the weather created problems during the fair.

Prizes include a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport (first prize); a 2009 club car precedent golf/garden cart with a utility box (second prize); a deluxe tailgate package, including canopy, cooler, blender, table, chairs and football (third prize); a $1,000 gift certificate redeemable at Scott's Landscaping & Nursery (fourth prize); a $500 gift card redeemable at Mohegan Sun and a $200 Visa gift card (fifth prize); and a Google Chrome tablet with headphones and accessories, a $25 Play gift card redeemable from Google (sixth prize).

Five-dollar raffle tickets are available at the Bridgewater Village Store and the Bridgewater Mobil Station, and will be sold at Village Fair Days in New Milford July 26-27, at the Bridgewater Country Fair and through any fireman and auxiliary member.