Well I finally did what I have always set out as a mother to do: I was able to combine meat & school fundraising in one. With the help of many, we had a meat raffle that helped contribute to my son's school. When all was said and done - we sold $1299 in tickets. Which is great, considering the price of tickets is a measly 3 for $2 (or roughly .66 cents each). After the cost of the tickets ($26) and the cost of the meat ($373) - each organization walked away with $450 ($900 in profit total). Not bad for 3 1/2 hours of meatastic fun.
So I did drop about $17 playing said meat raffle. I didn't win anything. That's okay though.