As part of efforts to raise funds for the construction of Carbondale’s first public Dog Park, the Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks, in conjunction with the Carbondale Park District, is sponsoring a Lucky Dog Raffle with over $2000 in prizes to be awarded to the lucky winners.  

Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and may be purchased at the Life Community Center (2500 W Sunset Dr), at Carbondale Main Street (121 S Illinois Ave), at Cristaudo’s (209 S Illinois Ave), or from members of the Board of Directors of Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks.  Tickets are not available online.  

Winning tickets will be drawn on Saturday, Oct. 26th, the day of the Carbondale Halloween Fest.  

Prizes Include:  Grand Prize Vacation Package for two to Branson Missouri, with flexible choices of hotel lodging, attractions, and shows ($625 value). Local artist Barb Allen will create an original painting of your dog ($500 value). One 12-foot shade tree donated and planted by Greenridge Landscaping ($490 value).  Four rounds of golf at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale ($160 value).  One hour sight-seeing flight for two, departing from Southern Illinois Airport in Carbondale ($150 value). Dining and food certificates from Carbondale restaurants and bakeries ($140 value).  Two handcrafted scarves creatively designed by local artisans ($40 value).  Set of handmade ceramic coasters by a local artisan ($10 value).  A beautiful dog-themed Norman Rockwell figurine ($10 value).

The last day to purchase tickets is at 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Purchasers must be at least 18 years old and need not be present to win.  No more than 1000 tickets will be sold.  If winners are not present for the drawing, they will be contacted by phone.  Prizes must be claimed within 30 days.  Certificate expirations may vary, but prizes are transferable.  

For a complete flyer with more detailed price descriptions, please visit the Upcoming Events page on our Website.


  • Starting Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, repeats every day until Saturday, October 26, 2019 — all day


Life Community Center

2500 W. Sunset Dr.
Carbondale, IL 62901


Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks

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