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Published on May 5th, 2017 | by Newt Rayburn


St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church Presents “The Drawdown” at Oxford Conference Center Friday, May 5 at 7 pm in Oxford, Mississippi


The drawdown is the opposite of a raffle. The winning tickets are the ones or one that stays in the tumbler the longest. Tickets will be continually drawn throughout the night until there are only five tickets remaining. If the final five ticket holders all agree to split, then the $10,000 will be split among the five. If there is no agreement the tickets will continue to be drawn until all of the ticketholders agree to split or there is a single winner in the tumbler. You do not have to be present to win. You must be 21 or older to participate.


Tickets are $125 for two people, which include access to an open bar, buffet, live music and one chance to win $10,000. For an additional $25, insurance may be purchased. Insurance is for a second chance in the tumbler during the first 100 draws. Reserved seats for eight people are available for $1,000, including four tickets with insurance.


In August of 2016, six people were killed in a tragic airplane crash leaving this community in mourning and three young families without parents. The six were Michael and Kim Perry, Jason and Lea Farese, and Austin and Angie Poole. This drawdown benefits their families left behind, all proceeds will be divided among the families to help with the expenses that come with running a household and caring for children.

For tickets, seating, and info:
Suzanne Helveston 601-479-1506
Kalley Kaigler 662-832-5455

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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.

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