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Decade of Dollars scratch tickets raffle by BSTRA

If you are someone who enjoys scratch tickets, you will want to take part in the latest raffle offered by local nonprofit organization, Bay State Trail Riders Association, Inc.  (BSTRA).  BSTRA’s newest raffle offers a book of 300 Decade of Dollars Scratch Tickets as the prize.  
Tickets can be purchased online or through the mail by going to prior to the April 23 deadline. Go to for more information, including a ticket order form. The drawing will take place on April 24, at BSTRA’s Nancy Maenzo Memorial Benefit Ride being held out of Wallum Lake, Douglas, and the lucky winner will be notified if not present at the drawing. 
Douglas resident David Maenzo donated the book of 300 Decade of Dollars Scratch Tickets to BSTRA in memory of his late wife, Nancy Maenzo, with the stipulation that the raffle drawing take place at the BSTRA ride held in her memory.
“This isn’t the first time David stepped up to do something extremely generous like this.  For the last two years he made similar donations which were successful fundraisers for us,” said Lynn Paresky, BSTRA’s fundraising director.  “If you purchased 100 of these scratch tickets yourself, you would be paying $300 for them.  The real appeal is the amount you might win after scratching all 300 scratch tickets.  The top prize in this game is a payout of $500 per month for ten years!” 
Nancy was an active BSTRA member for years, and she always supported the organization’s annual projects to improve community trails.  Her husband continues supporting BSTRA and its trail advocacy mission each year when he sponsors his wife’s memorial ride and donates a generous prize for BSTRA to raffle off. “She had an appreciation not only for the trails, but for all the work BSTRA put into maintaining those trails. I know Nancy would like that I’m doing this to help raise money for projects in the state forest she enjoyed so much,“ said Maenzo.
BSTRA’s trail improvement projects benefit a wide variety of user groups who enjoy the trails for outdoor recreation and fitness. The trails are used by not only equestrians, but by hikers, mountain bikers, dog walkers, cross country skiers, and families out enjoying nature. With so many people out on the trails since the pandemic struck, BSTRA hopes the community has found a new appreciation for local trails and will support the non-profit organization by purchasing tickets for this raffle. “We make raffle ticket pricing very reasonable,” said Paresky. “Participants can choose to purchase 5 tickets for $10 for; 15 tickets for $20; 35 tickets for $40; 55 tickets for $60, 75 tickets for $80; or 100 tickets for $100.  We’d like to turn David’s generous donation into something much larger to help fund our 2021 trail projects scheduled for here in our community.”