Old Mission Santa Inés Restoration Raffle

Solvang-mission-Santa Ines_1266Have you ever wanted to help preserve a place of history (and the opportunity to win a prize, too?) Here’s how . . . participate in the Old Mission Santa Ines Restoration Raffle—happening now until 8/17/14. Located at 1760 Mission Drive in the heart of Solvang, Old Mission Santa Inés, is the 19th mission in the famous chain of 21 California missions stretching from San Diego north to San Francisco. It was founded in 1804 (pre-dating Solvang by more than a century). It serves the community as an active parish, providing services and offering events in the buildings and gardens plus a museum featuring a rich collection of paintings, statuary, vestments, manuscripts, and artifacts of the area’s native Chumash, Spanish and Mexican heritage. As you might imagine, keeping everything maintained is a constant and costly endeavor. Instead of hosting a Fiesta-style event in August (as in previous years) to raise needed funds, you can purchase Restoration Raffle tickets for only $2 each or a booklet of a dozen for $20 at Old Mission Santa Inés Gift Shop from 9:00am-4:30pm daily. You do not need to be present to win the Grand Prize of $5,000, 2nd prize of $1,000 or 3rd prize of $500. Be sure to take a self-guided tour or stroll through the gardens while you’re visiting this historic treasure! http://www.solvangusa.com/listings/index.cfm?action=display&listingID=413&menuID=207&hit=1