May 7, 2014 at 6:05 AM
WEST ESSEX, NJ - This week, the West Essex Policemen’s Benevolent Association released 750 raffle tickets to be sold for the chance to win a 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, valued at $35,385. The raffle tickets are $100 each and all monies raised will benefit the PBA’s charitable Civic Association. The drawing will take place at noon on June 14 at the West Essex First Aid Squad Headquarters, located at 642 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell.
“Only 750 tickets will be sold, and it is expected that all available tickets will sell out fast,” commented President of the West Essex PBA Dave Courter.
West Essex PBA Local 81
The West Essex PBA Local 81 is made up of officers who work in the following police departments:
- Caldwell Police Department
- Cedar Grove Police Department
- Essex Fells Police Department
- Fairfield Police Department
- North Caldwell Police Department
- Roseland Police Department
- West Caldwell Police Department
Each year, the West Essex PBA’s Civic Association donates money for college scholarships to deserving local students who attend one of the three local high schools served by officers of the West Essex PBA. In the past ten years, over $100,000 has been donated to scholars who attend James Caldwell, West Essex and Cedar Grove High Schools. This year, seven students selected will each receive a $1,500 scholarship award.
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
- All Wheel Drive
- Cirrus White Exterior
- Panorama Sunroof
- 18” Twin 5 Spoke Wheels With High Performance Tires
- Black Mb-tex Heated Sport Front Seats With 14 Way Power
- Black Interior With Anthracite Trim
- 208hp 2.0l 4 Cylinder Turbo Engine, 7 Speed Automatic
- Hd Radio With Hands Free Bluetooth And 5.8” Color Display
- Msrp $35,385
Only 750 tickets will be sold at $100 each. Tickets are available from any West Essex PBA Police Officer. The tickets may be purchased with cash or checks made payable to “PBA81 Civic Association.” In addition, every Tuesday night at 6 p.m., PBA members will be present with raffle tickets at Jim Johnston’s Steakhouse, located at 58 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland.
“Tuesday nights are the steakhouse’s ‘Classic Car Cruise Nights,” explained Courter. “Everyone is welcome to come by and see the brand new 2014 Mercedes-Benz, have a bite to eat and buy a raffle to win the car; supporting a great charity.”
West Essex Policemen’s Benevolent Association
New Jersey State Local #81
Post Office Box 81
Essex Fells, New Jersey 07021
The donated vehicle is courtesy of Globe Motor Car Company, 1230 Bloomfield Ave., Fairfield. The PBA Local 81 Civic Association is an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible. Charitable License ID# 135-8-40164 Raffle ID #360. All taxes and NJ MVC fees are excluded. No cash in lieu of prize. No one under the age of 18 years is permitted to participate. If gambling is a problem for you or someone in your family, dial 1-800-GAMBLER.