The St. Mary’s Carnival is a treasured tradition for families in the Bismarck-Mandan community. 70 years ago, the Carnival began as an event to support Catholic education and has become an important way to fund Catholic education. Each year, the Carnival is a joint effort among all of our Bismarck Catholic parishes – and a true symbol of incredible community support.
Although COVID-19 restrictions will not allow us to host the traditional in-person Carnival event in 2021, we will continue selling the raffle tickets! As in the past, the raffle remains the major revenue source of the success of the Carnival. This year’s raffle Grand Prize is a 2021 Dodge Challenger SXT AWD. The suggested donation is $3 per ticket or $75 for the book.
If you are a Bismarck parish member, you should have received a letter and packet of raffle tickets to buy or sell. The suggested donation is $3 per ticket. The tickets are color-coded, in order for the proceeds to be distributed back to the parish. Please return your tickets no later than February 5, 2021, to your respective parish. The drawing for the raffle ticket prizes is scheduled for Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 3 pm.
There are additional Carnival raffle tickets available to purchase or sell at the Bismarck Catholic parish offices.
We truly appreciate your continued support and your efforts to buy or sell the 2021 Carnival raffle tickets.