Tickets Arriving in Mailboxes this week!

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The chance to win a one-of-a-kind Missouri newspaper collectible is arriving in your mailbox this week!

Raffle tickets to win the Missouri Press Foundation Newspaper Quilt are coming to you! Missouri Press has mailed 10 tickets to every MPA member newspaper.

The flags of all current MPA member newspapers are featured on the handmade quilt, along with the Missouri Press Association and Foundation logos. The quilt features reproduction vintage fabric in an historic design to add to the nostalgia of the collectible.

The quilt was created by Linda Kay Butz of Abita Springs, Louisiana.  Linda Kay spent several months working on the project for Missouri Press Foundation.

Tickets are $10 each. We are asking each newspaper to purchase the tickets or sell them to staff members, and return the 10 stubs along with the tax-deductible donations to the Missouri Press Foundation.

Tickets will be sold until the Missouri Press Convention in Branson, and the quilt will be awarded during the Better Newspaper Contest Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. You do not need to be present to win, although we hope you’ll be there!

This quilt is being raffled to raise money for the Missouri Press Foundation to support its projects, which benefit ALL Missouri newspapers. MPF projects include our award-winning Newspaper In Education program, Summer Intern Program, Better Newspaper Contest, Scholarship Program, MPA Newspaper Print Shop Museum and the Photojournalism Hall of Fame, among others.

To see pictures of each newspaper block on the quilt, click HERE. To download a raffle ticket to mail to Missouri Press Foundation with your donation, click Quilt_Raffle_ticket.pdf. Have questions? Contact Dawn Kitchell.

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