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St. Francis Catholic School raises more than $50,000 in 6 weeks

Funds raised by participating schools, like St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School are used to enhance school programs and facilities.

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BRAINERD — St. Francis Catholic School teachers, staff and the surrounding community of Brainerd united with students and their families to raise $51,720 for the school.

Since Jan. 14, students of St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School have been selling $5 raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle, a fundraising program provided free of charge by sponsor Catholic United Financial since 2009, according to a news release.

Funds raised by participating schools, like St. Francis school, are used to enhance school programs and facilities, including funding field trips, building playgrounds, supplementing tuition costs and providing new education technology.

Video, photos and a list of prizewinners and results are available at catholicunitedfinancial.org/raffle .

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