Winterfest Early-Bird Raffle Winner Announced

The St. Rita Winterfest Committee held the third-annual early-bird raffle drawing at the December 7, 2017 Perpetual St. Rita Novena. The December Novena drew larger-than-normal crowd for the Vigil of the Feast of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

At the end of the Mass, the crowd was treated to a bit of fun, with, Fr. Tom McCarthy, O.S.A '83, pulling the drawing's winning ticket. Larry Doyle '68 is the lucky winner of the $1,000 early-bird prize.

Fr. Tom McCarthy. O.S.A. '83 and Larry Doyle's '68 classmate, Bob Fitzgibbon '68, with the winning ticket of the Winterfest XIV Early-Bird Raffle.

Fr. Tom McCarthy. O.S.A. '83 and Larry Doyle's '68 classmate, Bob Fitzgibbon '68, with the winning ticket of the Winterfest XIV Early-Bird Raffle.

St. Rita Winterfest XIV Chair Kim LeFebvre said raffle ticket sales were brisk in the days leading up to the second-annual early-bird drawing. This year's ticket sales are outpacing last year's by 50%, so be sure to buy your ticket. Winners need not be present at the event.

The $25,000 Winterfest Raffle grand prize and five more $1,000 prizes are still available. Tickets can be purchased online at or at school, directly from committee members or by phone at (773) 925-5029.