If you’re looking for a special Valentine’s Day gift, consider a ticket to the Rotary Club of Ithaca’s Dozen Dinner Draw. Winners of the raffle will receive a set of gift certificates to the finest restaurants in the Ithaca area while also supporting local and international nonprofits.
The 4th Annual Dozen Dinner Draw Raffle is expected to raise $15,000 to support Family and Children’s Services of Ithaca’s KINECT program, the Alternatives Impact AFCU Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund and the Digital Literacy Solar Project at the UNIFAT Primary School in Gulu, Uganda.
The drawing’s first prize is 12 $100 gift certificates to a wide range of restaurants in the Ithaca area. Nine other prizes include dinner, theater and concert packages, and gifts from local wineries and cideries.
Tickets cost $50. Purchase information can be found at the event’s website www.rotarydozendinnerdraw.org or by contacting Rotarian Ray Brisson at brisson.ray@gmail.com. The Rotary Club is selling only 300 tickets in the raffle, so the odds of winning are exceptional. 
The prize drawing will be held on Wednesday, February 10, at the Rotary Club’s weekly meeting, which begins at 12:15. Anyone who wants to attend the meeting can request a Zoom link here on the site.
“This year, the Rotary Club is directing the majority of the proceeds from the fundraiser to the local community because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Juliet Gibbs, a Rotary Club member and organizer of the event. 

“In prior years, the prizes have been generously donated by the sponsoring restaurants, wineries, cideries, entertainment venues and local shops. This year, in recognition of the immense challenges facing our community and local businesses, Rotarians purchased and donated the gift certificates as our way of supporting the businesses that have supported us in the past.”