Spring Soiree and Prize Draw

Win $10,000 or one of twelve other cash prizes and more!

Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Council on Aging, is planning the single largest fundraiser we’ve ever had and would love to have you be a part of it!
All profits support local seniors with programs and services including Meals on Wheels, Health Services, Transportation, In-Home Care, Congregate Meals, and more.

The event will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the Grand Unity Event Center. Ticket holders will be invited for a night of fun, food, and fundraising including a chance to win several cash prizes. Tickets are $150 each and include one entry into the $10,000 raffle drawing, with twelve other cash prizes available, and admission for one to the event with one dinner ticket and two drink tickets. Many other prize opportunities will be available throughout the night, including gift raffles of prizes from area businesses and a 50/50 raffle. A cash bar will also be available. (Must be 21 or older to enter.)

How does a drawdown work? Tickets are eliminated until only one is left. The last ticket drawn is the winner of the Drawdown Grand Prize. If all 300 tickets are sold, the prizes will be: 1st ticket drawn wins $50; 25th wins $75; 50th wins $100; 75th wins $125; 100th wins $150; 150th wins $175; 200th wins $300; 250th wins $500; 296th wins $750; 297th wins $1,000; 298th wins $1,500; 299th wins $3.000; and the last ticket drawn wins the Grand Prize of $10,000! You do not need to be present to win any of the cash prizes.

To purchase tickets:
* Mail a check for $150 to FCEC Lucky Ticket, 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey, MI 49770
* Call (231) 347-3211 with your credit card information.
* Stop in at the Petoskey Friendship Center to purchase your ticket in person with cash, check, or credit card.

Friendship Centers of Emmet County could not exist without the support of the community. Become a Sponsor of the 2024 Spring Soiree & Prize Draw!

Sponsorship Opportunities

The involvement and support of the community are crucial to the success of this event. Please take a moment to review the sponsorship opportunities outlined in the Sponsorship Form.  All of our Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors receive event tickets including entry into the drawdown raffle, dinner, and drinks.


The deadline for Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors is May 3, 2024.

Tree Donors
In addition, we are looking for organizations, businesses, groups, or individuals to design a tree of gifts. We will provide a pre-lit tree for your business to decorate with gifts. Pick a theme, get creative, and make your tree the star of the show! The minimum retail value of the trees should not be less than $75. See the attached form for more details.


Contributing to the fundraising efforts, guests will participate in these raffles at the event. Coordinate tree drop-off and donation arrangements through email at [email protected] or [email protected] or by phone at (231) 347-3211. Donations can also be dropped off or mailed to Friendship Centers of Emmet County, 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey, MI  49770.

We kindly request that Tree Donation items be received by May 8, 2024.