Serb Fest Cash Raffle “Early Bird Drawing” during Serbian Day Celebration – Sunday, July 17

The last “Early Bird Drawing” for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle before the big festival will take place at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016 during the Annual “Serbian Day Celebration” with the winner taking home $1,000.

This last “Early Bird Drawing” will take place at at St. Sava Church during the annual Serbian Day celebration where roast lamb, pig, bake sale items, and beverages will be available for purchase and open to the public.

The annual Serbian Day – Srpski Dan celebration begins at 10:00 a.m. with Divine Liturgy, Litija to Legacy Tree, and Parastos for General Draza Mihailovic. A Bocce Ball Tournament will will begin with registration as early as 9:00 a.m. Any teams that would like to sign up must contact Dusan Pejnovic at 219-741-1670.

Tickets for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle are available through multiple volunteer ticket sellers associated with the church. You can call ahead to the Church Office at 219-736-9191 if you would like to pick-up a ticket during regular office hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

You can also call Raffle Committee Leaders Mike Jaksich at 219-880-6307 or David Gerbick at 219-588-3604 to arrange to pick-up your tickets. Again, tickets are also available from other ticket sellers associated with the church.

This “Early Bird Drawing” is one of 18 total prizes in the annual raffle where a grand prize winner, chosen the last day of the Serb Fest, takes home $25,000.

Early Bird Winners are still eligible for the final drawing which will take place the last day of the Serb Fest, Sunday, August 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

There are only 1,000 tickets sold for the entire raffle. Tickets are a $100 donation and the winner need not be present.

The St. Sava Serb Fest will take place Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7 at the St. Sava Church and Pavilion, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

Learn more about Serb Fest 2016 by visiting and join us to celebrate at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana!

Annual Serb Fest Cash Raffle Prize Listing

  • Grand Prize – $25,000
  • 2nd Prize – $10,000
  • 3rd Prize – $5,000
  • 4th – 6th Prize – $1,000
  • 7th-16th Prize – $500
  • 17th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing July 17th
  • 18th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing June 5th

The Serb Fest Cash Raffle is organized by St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Indiana Gaming Commission license number 140666. The license is on file with the Church Office.

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