A year ago today Stratford Patch joined the local scene as a platform to help make neighbors and businesses lives ridiculously easy in the town that offers "more from forest to shore."
The site has quickly become your daily destination for news, information on local events and happenings, and a place to connect with your community. So as we contemplated about how best to celebrate our first birthday, we could think of nothing better than to give back to the community that has given us so much.
And what's better as a thank you than the chance to win a $75 gift card for groceries at a local business!
To mark our 1-year anniversary, the Stratford Patch team is hosting a food drive and free raffle on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the . We'll be there from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The winner of the free raffle will get a $75 gift card to ShopRite -- just in time for the Super Bowl.
All you have to do to enter the raffle is stop by on Saturday and sign up for the free Stratford Patch newsletter, which delivers your local news and events right to your email every day. The winner, who will be chosen at random and contacted by email, must respond by 6 p.m. Monday in order to receive the gift card. See the attached document for full contest rules.
Now here's the best part.
As part of this event, Stratford Patch will be collecting donations for the Sterling House Community Center food pantry. And we're putting a fun twist on it. We'll have two drop boxes -- one for the Giants and the other for the Patriots. You can drop your donations into the team you want to win the Super Bowl and when all the donations are in, we'll let you know what team won the food drive.
So bring yourself, your ideas for improving Patch, your email address to sign up for a newsletter and any food drive donations to Saturday's event.
See you there.Editor's note: this article was originally published on Feb. 1.