The Harvest Festival drew a very large crowd to visit vendor booths selling their wares, eating food from various food trucks, voting at the annual Publick House Scarecrow Contest and of course, the Sturbridge Rotary booth selling tickets to win $1,000 worth of lottery tickets. The Lottery Basket Fundraiser is held every fall with only 1,000 tickets being sold. Tickets are $10 each and proceeds support our scholarship program at the local high school. Each year the Club awards a total of $6,000 to several seniors pursuing a college degree. During the festival, 200 tickets were sold by 12 Rotarians working shifts. The most tickets were sold by one member’s big, fluffy dog who came to help. The dog drew lots of kids to pet him and a captive audience of parents who happily bought tickets.