The Montserrat Tourist Board has launched a house raffle as part of its promotions for Montserrat's 50th Anniversary Festival being held December 14th 2012 - January 1st 2013.
Honourable Jermaine Wade, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sports & Culture with overall responsibilities for the festival said: "We are marketing this raffle as a chance to win a vacation home in Montserrat. However, there are no limitations to what the winner may want to do with it. Sell it, rent it, keep it doesn't matter."
The funds raised will go towards covering the operations of planning the largest festival to date for the island. Hundreds of nationals abroad have already confirmed their plans to attend the annual event which this year will honour the many queens, calypsonians, and volunteers who have helped to sustain the cultural extravaganza each December.
"We've also opened up the raffle to our friends on the neighbouring islands in the Eastern Caribbean," explained Honourable Wade. "Residents on Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis can also enter to win the house."
Raffle tickets are $60.00 EC for one entry or $100 EC for two entries. Tickets can be purchased via one of the following outlets within the Caribbean Region:
· Antigua: Cool & Smooth and The Source Clothing Store
· St. Kitts: Freedom FM Radio Station and Winn FM Radio Station
· Nevis: Von Radio Station
· Montserrat: The Stationery Office, Annette Cummings and the Montserrat Tourism Board.
In addition to the grand prize for the house, there will be three consolation prizes including:
Information on Montserrat can be found at: www.visitmontserrat.com and additional information on Montserrat's 50 Festival can be found at: www.montserratfestival.com.