BRAWLEY — A recent raffle awarded 15 Imperial Valley families decorated Christmas trees to enjoy during the holiday season.
The Brawley Boys and Girls Club and the city Parks and Recreation Department staged a Christmas tree raffle Sunday to raise funds for youth programs.
The 15 trees were decorated with different themes, including patriotic, snowmen, Beanie Babies, angels, fruit and more.
"It went very well," said Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Judy Chilcott.
She said the raffle raised about $3,400 but the gross gain after expenses was about $1,200.
She said the money will be split with the city of Brawley Parks and Recreation Department.
She hopes to stage the event next year with more trees and hopes to find a bigger place to showcase the trees to the public.
"More people want to be involved and we hope to make it a tradition," she said. "I think we could have sold more tickets if we started earlier.