How would you like to drive to church this Sunday in a brand new Mercedes-Benz, valued at $50,000? Or you could forego the car and pocket $50,000.
Those are the two prizes offered in an unprecedented raffle offered by Messmer Catholic Schools. The contest runs through this week, with the raffle drawing on Saturday, May 5.
Tickets for the raffle are $20, or seven for $100.
Messmer Catholic Schools is considered a mini-school district in Milwaukee, with three elementary and its famed high school on 7th and Capitol Drive. The elementary schools are St. Leo’s, St. Rose and Messmer Prep. Messmer high school is considered the premier private school in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. Over the past 20 years Messmer high school has had the distinction of hosting the highest graduation for African American children in the city. Nearly 90% of its graduates go on to college.
Messmer is also considered to have one of the most diverse student populations in the city.
Messmer’s graduates include some of the most powerful and influential leaders in business, politics and the sciences. Messmer Alum Bob Evans, for example, was recently named Black Enterprise Magazine’s ’75 most powerful Black businessmen in America.’ Two weeks ago one of Messmer’s graduate, Russell Stamper, was elected a county board supervisor.
For more information on the raffle, call 414.264-5440. The Community Journal is a sponsoring media partner of the school.