Hickory – This year, the Hickory Community Theatre’s annual fundraiser, “The Vacation Extravaganza,” will take place on June the 12th, beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets are $125, which admits two for the party. The ticket also provides one chance to win either of two prizes, the $10,000 grand prize or the new $1,000 “second chance.” Although the event retains its traditional name, the winner of either prize receives a cash payout.

“The ‘second chance’ prize is something we’ve been mulling over for the last several years,” said John Rambo, Managing Director. “The grand prize drawing is a ‘draw down’ raffle where the last remaining ticket is the winner. After the main drawing we will put all the other tickets, excluding the winner of the grand prize, back into the hopper and the first ticket drawn will win the second chance prize.”

The 2017 Vacation Extravaganza is sponsored by Catawba Valley Medical Center, Dr. George and Mrs. Sandra Clay, III, DDS, David and Gena Small, Backstreets Bar & Grill, Broome Associated Insurance, Hilton Garden Inn, and Adam & Meredyth Neilly. The Hickory Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

PHOTO: A visit to “Hobbiton,” in New Zealand, the jumping off point for “The Lord of the Rings” films, is a luxury vacation that could be made possible with the $10,000 grand prize in the Hickory Community Theatre’s Vacation Extravaganza. Tickets may be purchased online at hickorytheatre.showare.com or at the theatre box office. The box office is open 12-5 Wed through Sat in person or by calling 828-328-2283.