Lotería Happy Hour

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Program Preview:

5:30 Doors open
6:00 Lotería begins
7:30 Raffle drawn
8:00 Hasta luego!

What is Lotería?

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IFCLA has been accompanying the peoples of Latin America in their struggles for human rights and social justice since 1982. The important justice movement we are part of has only intensified over the years, as migrant and other vulnerable communities face greater challenges, and the need for education and action around key issues steadily rises. Lotería is often referred to as “Mexican Bingo”. For anyone who has had the opportunity to play Lotería, will find similarities in playing American Bingo. Except it is played with pictures instead of numbers. The proceeds from this event are used to provide ongoing programming and educational opportunities and will support our organizing efforts to build powerful relationships in the pursuit of human rights and social justice. If you would like to learn more on the history of Lotería you may go here.


Main Raffle Items

Throughout the night, guests will have the opportunity to make a donation and receive Main Raffle tickets as a token of our gratitude. Guests can place the tickets in the drawing for one of the Main Raffle items available! At 7:30, IFCLA Board Members will draw the winning tickets (All tickets will be added to a single large container for an opportunity of one main raffle item. Which lucky main raffle item will you get?). Click here to purchase your main raffle item tickets online, or they can be purchased during the event.($5/ticket or 5 for $20) You do not have to be present to WIN!! Here are some of the main raffle items you have a chance of walking out with.

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Ox Cart with assortment of liquor & wine

This Costa Rican ox cart is made with cultivated woods, hand painted replica from early 1970's. In Costa Rica, ox carts, carretas in Spanish, were an important aspect of daily life. As a means of transportation, and carrying goods. Developing a unique construction and design. Value: $300.00

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Dinner for two

Bulrush STL is a contemporary Ozark restaurant in St. Louis with James Beard Best Chef-Southwest semi-finalist chef Rob Connoley. The menu is based in 1820-1870 cuisine presented in 2019 style. Value: $200.00

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Tapestry Quilt: Russian Sage

This 60"x60" beautifully crafted tapestry quilt can be thrown over your furniture or hung on your wall. McCall's Quilting April 2007, Designed by Gerri Robinson, Dublin, OH. Machine quilted by Rebecca Segura. Value $150.00


Basket Raffle Items

Throughout the night, guests will have the opportunity to make a donation and receive raffle tickets as a token of our gratitude. Guests can place the tickets in the drawing for one of the 11 incredible baskets available! At 7:30, IFCLA Board Members will draw the winning 11 tickets (one from each basket). Be prepared to buy them at the event ($1/ticket, 6 for $5, 15 for $10). You do not have to be present to WIN!! Here are some of the goodies you have a chance of walking out with.


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Plus, several beautiful handcrafted succulent centerpieces decorating the tables at the event will be available for purchase at the event - but there will only be 15!