Kent: Library raffles off Mini Cooper Convertible

A 2013 Mini Cooper Convertible is the raffle prize.

A 2013 Mini Cooper Convertible is the raffle prize.

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KENT — A 2013 Mini Cooper Convertible in British racing green and with low mileage is the prize in this year’s Kent Memorial Library car raffle that’s a major fund-raising project. The convertible includes a Steptronic automatic transmission, fuel injection, 1.6 liter and a four-cylinder engine.

Tickets are $20 and a drawing for the winner will be held at 1 p.m. at the 45th Annual Kent Pumpkin Run on Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Kent Town Hall. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

Here are some ways to purchase tickets:

1. Send the library a check with a self-addressed stamped envelope addressed to: Kent Memorial Library Car Raffle, P.O. Box 127, Kent, CT 06757, and the raffle stubs will be mailed back to buyers, who must include their phone number.

2. Purchase tickets using PayPal in increments of $20 at www.paypal.com/paypalme/kmlcarraffle. There will be no printed ticket sent. KML will fill out these entries and include them in the official raffle drum. Buyers using this option will receive an email confirmation within three business days confirming purchases.

3. Ticket buyers can use the library drop box. Those using this option are asked to include a self-addressed stamped envelope addressed as mentioned above and the raffle stubs will be mailed back. Buyers must include their phone number.

Proceeds from the raffle support the library’s operating budget. The library is responsible for raising over 70 percent of its annual budget, the announcement about the raffle said. For more information, go to www.kentmemoriallibrary.org.