Heritage Foundation selling tickets for vacation giveaway raffle

Otto I. Eovaldi

At a time when traveling far involves significant threat, the Webb County Heritage Basis is keeping a raffle for four getaways to close by destinations.

The raffle will have four winners out of the 200 tickets bought. At $50 per ticket, the $10,000 raised will go to the packages and functions the foundation retains.There is one particular trip into Mexico and 3 at destinations close to the county.

“This is brand new, the very first time we do it,” Webb County Heritage Basis government director Margarita Araiza reported. “I would convey to them that it’s a great possibility to check out any of these historic sights and have a amazing holiday at the same time. I consider that no person else and the other raffles about town, even though they are quite worthwhile, they are just supplying objects and stuff like that, which is great, but ours is solely a vacation package deal.”

The first prize for the raffle is a 7-10 day remain in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. The home comfortably sleeps 7 to 8 men and women, and the package consists of a person complimentary breakfast and 1 evening of margaritas on the roof terrace. The package is valued at $6,200.

According to Araiza, San Miguel de Allende is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage web site renowned for its ties to the motion for Mexican independence from Spain as perfectly as its lively arts and cultural sights.

The second prize involves a stay at the Oryx Scimitar Hunt at Las Lajas Ranch in Zapata as component of a searching offer. The prize involves a two-night time lodging remain, two early morning hunts and two afternoon hunts with the proper to get a outstanding Oryx Scimitar or an Axis Deer in a two-working day hunt including. The total worth of the prize is $3,670.

The 3rd prize is the “Casita San Ygnacio Weekend” which involves a three-day weekend retreat in San Ygnacio. The historic residence accommodates up to five older people and is found two blocks from the landmark of Our Lady of Refuge Mission and the town plaza. The area is inside walking distance of the Treviño Fort, the Hen Sanctuary and the banking companies of the Rio Grande. The overall benefit of the prize is $600.

“Many people today have not been to San Ygnacio, and it is surely a wonderful and cozy area to be,” Araiza stated. “It’s surely a wander back in time going there.”

The fourth prize is a staycation in the Gateway City. This consists of a weekend keep for two at La Posada Resort in downtown Laredo. The full price of the prize is $300.

“We are hoping to offer you it just about every year but at the very least see to start with how this 1 goes,” Araiza said.

Araiza said the museum was quieter than normal this earlier yr because of to the pandemic. She hopes it will come to be a little bit additional normalized by the summer.

“It’s quieter than typical, but issues are coming back to normal,” Araiza mentioned. “People are coming again as persons are coming in, and we have had not long ago out-of-town people, and we are totally open. The Republic of Rio Grande Museum and the Border Heritage Museum are open Tuesday to Saturday. These are really excellent periods to pay a visit to the museum as it is very quiet, and you can take pleasure in every little thing peacefully. And we do a large amount of cleaning and sanitation right after every single go to.”

Araiza claimed the museum is hunting forward to activities these kinds of as displays by authors and other gatherings for Founder’s Day.

The raffle will be held practically after all 200 tickets have been sold. To purchase a ticket, stop by webbheritage.org or stop by the organization’s Fb page.

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