Each week hopeful supporters of the Monroe City R-1 School Foundation gather to the Dugout Steakhouse, purchase raffle tickets, and cross their collective fingers when the weekly ticket is drawn. Each week someone wins $100 for participating but everyone has their eyes on the growing Jackpot which will reach $12,954 on April 10. Most recent weekly winners include Cindy Schnelten on March 27 and Charles Salyer on April 3.
Supporters understand that the raffle generates needed dollars to expand and enhance learning opportunities in our school system. To that end the Foundation has completed reviewing grant applications for this year. On April 16, the Foundation will announce the winning grant and celebrate the beginning of a new era of education for Monroe City Schools.