The Rotary Club of Clemmons will once again be holding a reverse raffle to support its various charities on February 16th, but this year the prize will be a new 2013 Fiat 500. The event will be held at the Village Inn Event Center in Clemmons. “This is our 16th year holding a reverse raffle. We’ve given away $10,000 in cash, exotic vacations, motorcycles and cars. Our most popular prize has always been a car and we decided this year to offer a 2013 Fiat from Fiat of the Triad,” said Rotarian Steve Sessions.

The vehicle the club is giving away is a 2013 Fiat 500 with an EPA of 40 miles per gallon.Tops and Trends, Inc. based in Kernersville, NC, has installed a custom leather interior in the Clemmons Rotary Club's Fiat. The leather chosen for this particular vehicle is pearl leather with sapphire blue contrasting stitch to accentuate the exterior color, (Azzuro/Rotary blue), of the car. The custom leather package has a value of $1,500. The car, with leather interior has a retail value of $18,500.

500Tickets to the event are $100 each and can be purchased from any Clemmons Rotarian. “We will be selling a total of 350 tickets, but only 280 tickets will be sold before the event,” said Sessions and added, “the remainder of the tickets will be available to those in attendance through drawings, games and auctions. When you get down to the last 50 tickets, the excitement grows, tickets are bought and sold and everyone has a great time.”

WXII meteorologist and personality, Austin Caviness will be the master of ceremonies. Ticket includes dinner, open bar, silent and live auctions, games, and opportunities to win prizes throughout the evening and maybe a 2013 Fiat 500.

Holding a reverse raffle for a new car is not something new to Clemmons Rotarians. “In the past the club has held raffles and given away, Mini’s, VW Beatles, and Honda Hybrids,” said Sessions and added, “we try to pick a vehicle that captures people’s imagination and the Fiat 500 is that car for 2013.”

Tickets are currently available from any Clemmons Rotarian or you can send an email to
chouska@yahoo.com. Proceeds from the event go to support local and international Rotary projects.