Friendswood and Houston News
Truck Giveaway Fundraiser
Each year since 1991, the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce has given away a truck during the city’s Fourth of July festivities through its annual “Win a Truck” drawing and fundraiser. However, there has never been a winner present! The tradition — which is the chamber’s largest fundraiser — continues as the raffle goes into first gear with $10 tickets being sold at various area locations.
The chamber will draw a name and give away a 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck at approximately 9 p.m. July 4 at Centennial Park in Friendswood leading into the fireworks display.
The chamber purchases a truck from McRee Ford for $25,000. The raffle winner gets that model truck and chooses from among three colors - red, light gray and blue. The winner pays the cost of the title and license and has the option to trade in the vehicle. The chamber usually raises about $50,000 from the event.
Source: Houston Chronicle