Union retirees plan annual fundraiser

Gopher Retiree Sept-Oct 2012.pubThe Minnesota State Retiree Council, AFL-CIO, will hold its Eleventh Annual Fund Raiser from 2 to 6 p.m. May 3 at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 10 Hall, 1681 Cope Ave., in Maplewood.

Admission is free, and there will be free food, free parking and music.

This is not an occasion for retirees only. Rather, the council “urges active union members and their families to attend so there is an inter-generational crowd present. The event is planned as an opportunity to socialize and have fun with old friends and meet interesting new acquaintances.”

The fundraiser will feature several hourly raffles with prizes that range from gift certificates given by grocery stores, casinos, restaurants and hotels, to jackets, shirts and event tickets. A silent auction will include homemade food, a variety of gift baskets, collectibles and other items.

The evening will end with a drawing for cash prizes: $300, $200, $100 and two $50 prizes. The Retiree Council has been selling tickets for this raffle since December. If you have not had a chance to purchase tickets, contact the Retiree Council at 651-227-7647 ext. 121.

Proceeds from the fundraiser are used in the Retiree Council’s mission of educating union retirees about a variety of public policy issues and encouraging political action.

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