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Library's Turkey Shoot: Night of Raffles Fundraiser

Our 10th Annual Turkey Shoot fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, November 21 at the Merrimack High School Cafeteria.

No admission!  Turkey Raffle and Specialty Raffle ticket prices are 1 ticket for $1, 6 tickets for $5, 15 tickets for $10 and 40 tickets for $20.  Two hundred food prizes will be awarded plus donated gift certificates and gift baskets! 

Doors open at 6:00 pm and the first raffle will be drawn at 6:30 pm.  We will have a total of four rounds when we will raffle off all the fixins for a Thanksgiving dinner, including cider, chocolate, veggies, pie and of course, turkey!  

We will also have a separate raffle of baskets donated by individuals and local businesses as well as another separate raffle of scratch-off lottery tickets.

There will be a children's area of games and activities and live music by a local favorite Band.  

Last year, we raised funds to sponsor a New England Author Visit by NYT Best Selling Author, Chris Bohjalian, who visited Merrimack on September 25, 2019.

This year, we are raising funds to continue to bring

New England Authors to Merrimack! 


The Turkey Shoot Committee is seeking donors to sponsor a Turkey Shoot Raffle Basket

or to donate a certificate or specialty raffle basket!

Founder of the Feast - $750

(the cost of a full round of 10 prizes)

"Founders of the Feast" are also invited to address attendees at the beginning of their round and may have a table to represent your business, a great opportunity to express your involvement in our community and the benefits your business brings.


Friend Level Donor - $300

Partner Level Donors - $150

(the cost of two meals - $150)

Joseph E. Mitchell, Esq.

Patron Level Donors - $75

(the cost of a single meal) 

CEJ Computer Business Systems, LLC

Lisa's Tippy Toes Day Care

Merrimack Lions

Gagne & Dager Insurance Agency

NH Hydraulics, Inc.

Slawsby Insurance Agency, Inc.

Raffle Basket Donors

9Round Kickboxing Gym - class certificate, gloves & wraps (value $150)

Buckley's (Michael Timothy Dining Group) - $50 gift certificate

H.C. Salon - $35 gift certificate

Hairthurium - Gift bag with beauty products & $35 gift certificate

Holiday Inn & Suites, Merrimack - Certificate for 1 Night Stay; breakfast

Merrimack Dental - 

Merrimack Lions Club - Scarecrow Kits

Merrimack Veterinary Hospital - gift basket

Shaw's North - $25 gift card

Witkowicz Family - Breakfast Basket

Turkey Shoot FAQs

What is a Turkey Shoot?

In our case, it is a night of raffles.  Parts of 40 turkey dinners (including turkeys, bag of vegetables, pies, cider and candy) will be raffled off, as well as a variety of themed gift baskets that are raffled separately, and a limited raffle for NH lottery tickets.

What time does it start?

Doors open at 6:00pm and Round 1 of the food raffle begins promptly at 6:30pm. The event is over by 9pm.

Is there an admission fee?

No, there is no charge to attend the event.

What is the price of raffle tickets?

This is a Cash Only event. Tickets prices for the food raffle and the gift baskets are: 1 ticket for $1, 6 tickets for $5, 15 tickets for $10 and 40 tickets for $20. 

How does the food raffle work?

Turkeys and other food items are raffled off in four rounds.  First, tickets are sold for Round 1.  During Round 1 fifty winning tickets are drawn for prizes alternating between a turkey, veggies, pie, cider or candy.  At the end of a round the old tickets are discarded and the process repeats with a completely new set of tickets being sold for the next round.   There’s no limit on winning!  Some lucky people win more than one item. Increase your chances by buying more tickets. 

How does the gift basket raffle work?

Tickets for the gift basket raffle are sold separately from the food raffle, but at the same prices.  Each gift basket is assigned a number.  Put a ticket in the bag corresponding with the number on the basket(s) that you would like to win.  Basket winners are drawn at the close of the evening and you must be present to win. 

May children attend this event?

Children are welcome to attend with an adult.  Games and coloring activities are set up on the side of the room for our younger attendees. 

Are refreshments available?

Yes, for the last several years the Friends of the Library have sold sandwiches, cookies, chips, soda, water and other snacks.  

Who sponsors this event?

The Friends of the Library are the event sponsors.  The Friends of the Library is a  tax-exempt 501c-3 non-profit organization. Their tax ID number is 22-2553922

Why call it a Turkey Shoot?

Historically, events were held during which participants would compete to shoot a turkey that they would then take home for their Thanksgiving dinner!  Nowadays, in the week before Thanksgiving, turkeys are on everyone’s mind and, although there’s no shooting, the pace of the food raffles is very fast!

Please call the Library Director, Yvette Couser, at 424-5021 x 108, if you'd like more information about the event!

Event Details

Contact Name: 
Yvette Couser, Library Director
Contact Phone Number: 
603-424-5021 x108
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