The 3500 Club has been a fundraiser for St. Joseph's parish, which today the funds are used for the Religious Education and Youth Program . Starting in 1961 with Mike Vantino as chairman and then in 1962 with Art Palumbo until 2006. He was assisted by a number of ticket sellers, many of whom have also been involved since 1961. Today, Paul Zimmermann chairs this event.
There are 300 tickets and each ticket costs $30.00 for a 6 month cycle which totals $60.00 per year.
During the cycle, there are 19 weeks of winners (2 for each week).. In addition, on the 10th week, there is an additional four $50.00 winners.
At the end of each cycle, the party committee provides the opporutunity for a wonderful social evening with dinner and drinks in conjunction with the final drawings. This final drawing party occurs once in the Spring and once in the Fall. Each ticket holder is allowed to bring one guest to the party. Several prizes are awarded at each final drawing party including a $1000 winner!
If you are interested in obtaining a ticket, please contact the rectory at 532-5100.