The Franklin County Humane Society is holding a raffle for the winners of the Rare Bourbon Raffle

The event raised over $225,000 for a new animal shelter!

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The winners of the Franklin County Humane Society‘s Rare Bourbon Raffle will be revealed in a live draw on Facebook at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 25, 2022.

While ticket sales will continue just before Thursday night’s draw, the raffle had raised more than $225,000 by the start of the week. The funds will be used for the new animal shelter that the Humane Society has been working for several years to bring to fruition.

“This is an exceptional result,” said Humane Society President Sam Marcus. “We so appreciate everyone who purchased a ticket and wish everyone the best of luck!” Work is expected to start soon on the construction of the shelter, he added.

The raffle includes 23 flights of rare bourbons worth over $100,000. The draw for the winning tickets will be streamed live on the raffle’s Facebook page and will be conducted by Freddie Johnson, a third-generation Buffalo Trace Distillery employee who is its primary visitor to the distillery. CPA Julie Clouse of the Charles T. Mitchell Company will monitor the event.

Winning tickets will be drawn for flights in the order they appear on the raffle website. Winning ticket numbers will be announced on the Facebook Live broadcast and winners will be notified by The Humane Society.

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