Vintage car for fire chief's ALS fundraiser stolen
The grand prize was a refurbished bright blue 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass; the committee bought it for about $15,000 and hoped to sell 600 tickets
CALEDONIA, Minn. — Someone stole the top prize in a raffle that was meant to raise money for the Caledonia fire chief.
Longtime chief Chuck Gavin has been slowed by ALS, and a group of his volunteer firefighters and friends are planning a benefit Sept. 12 to raise money to help with the costs. The grand prize was a refurbished, bright blue 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass. The committee bought it for about $15,000 and hoped to sell 600 tickets. About 350 raffle tickets have been sold at $100 each.
The car was stolen Sunday while it was parked inside Dave’s Auto Sales in Caledonia, which is a town of about 3,000 people in southeastern Minnesota.