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October 3, 2013

Compassion FUN Raiser set for tonight in Ada

Ada —

Are you getting excited about a chance to win your very own live billy goat?  Most people probably would not be. That is the idea that Ed Poblete, Compassion Outreach Center clinic director, is banking on for the clinic's newest funny fundraiser. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Family Life Center, 824 Stadium Drive.  

The fundraiser promises good old Oklahoma fun with proceeds going to help a wonderful cause. For $10 participants can submit the names of five fun-loving friends to be entered in the “Fear-the-Goat raffle” for a chance to have their name drawn to win an ugly live goat. The goat will be delivered directly to the winner’s front lawn for all to enjoy and obviously for a bit of fun rousing. 

Tickets are still available for the Electronics Raffle which provides chances to win the following: a 40 inch Sony Bravia HDTV, a Windows Surface RT Tablet, a set of four OKC Thunder NBA tickets, an Apple I-pad 2, or a Nokia Lumina Smartphone.  Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and will be available on site until drawing time.

The Compassion Outreach Center is a charitable service for the city that helps provide medical, dental, and optical clinic service for uninsured families.  The facility is located at 1124 Cradduck Road in Ada and has been a tremendous help to city residents for 10 years, thanks to compassionate voluntary workers, churches, hospitals and civic organizations from the Ada community. 

Poblete said the donations and fundraiser money  help advance the cause and help get the types of  medical, optical and dental attention that uninsured families may not otherwise receive due to lack of work or benefits.

“We have a very good relationship with the local doctors and dentists as well as the nurses and optometrists that donate their time and service every second and fourth Tuesday night of the month," said Poblete. 

The fundraiser is the main yearly highlight for receiving donations for the organization and will be fun while benefiting a great cause. The FUN-raiser will also host their traditional cake auction and spaghetti dinner.

"This is a treat no one will want to miss for a great price and a great way to help make the Ada community become a better place to live," said Poblete.

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