Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thank You For Making The Car Raffle A Success!

VPR wrapped up its first-ever Summer Car Raffle today at noon! In all, we raised more than $145,000 to support VPR programming.

This raffle was an experiment for VPR, so we didn't know what to expect. But our listeners really came through - we heard a lot of interest and enthusiasm about the raffle, and many listeners shared their favorite road tunes, snacks, and Vermont drives with us.

So, what happens now? We'll spend the rest of the weekend making sure all the purchases get processed and tickets get mailed out. On Monday, we'll hold the drawing and notify the winner of the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. There's some legal stuff we have to do before we can make it official, so we'll announce the winner next Saturday, July 24th during Car Talk and in the 10 o'clock hour on VPR Classical. Of course, you can always check our blog and the website to find out as well.

We also want to say a huge thank you to Heritage Automotive Group, who provided such an awesome prize. Thank you again for all the ways in which you support VPR! Good luck in the raffle, and stay tuned!


  1. No matter who wins the car, we're all winners with such a fabulous team at VPR! Thank you, everyone, for all your hard work and for your commitment to bring us great programming!

    -Kathleen Messier
    Essex Junction, VT

  2. I think VPR is a good that's why $145,000 people support it.Everyone want make their mind free so they can enjoy life's moment.your Radio is providing service that's why you can make many supporter.I hope number of supporter of you will be increased !!!!
    - Salvage Car

  3. Are you guy's having another one this year? Maybe I should check the home page it just dawned on me while writing this lol.

  4. Hi Katie, thanks for checking in! We are not doing another car raffle this summer - however, we are holding a short summer fundraiser later this month to help VPR meet its budget targets for this fiscal year. We aren't giving away a car, but there will be some pretty fun prize drawings including a trip for two to Scotland with VPR's Robert Resnik and a bicycle package from Earl's Cyclery! I hope you'll tune in!


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