Crooked Playhouse raffle benefits local church's preschool

The winner of the Crooked Playhouse was Peg Short.

First Presbyterian Church in Ottumwa had its children â??Crooked House Playhouseâ?? raffle Wednesday morning all to benefit its childrenâ??s preschool. More than 740 raffle tickets were purchased over the last several months at various locations in the community.

Organizers said they are pleased with how much was raised this year.

â??We're hoping next year we can do more community awareness. It is key to have the community help and funding the Christian schools. Fundraising is a key part to keeping the school open so we really appreciate all the people that did come out and buy raffle tickets. We hope to do more next year and we're just thankful for what we have,â?? said Dee Christner, organizer.

Parents of the preschoolers at the church said the teachers are great and they encourage love and god in the classroom.

The winner of the crooked playhouse was Peg Short.