Bella Notte Information and Rules

 October 14, 2017

Held at Saint Francis de Sales Parish Center


6:00 pm – Cocktails, Music, View Silent Auction items, Mingle

7:00 pm – Dinner

7:00 pm – Drawdown begins

9:00 pm – Music and Dancing



How it works “Bella Notte,” St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church’s, 3rd Annual Drawdown/Silent Auction is a type of raffle during which all purchased tickets are tossed together in a raffle drum, individually drawn at random and then eliminated from the contest one at a time until the last ticket remains.  


Overview of the Evening’s Opportunities to Win - Drawdown Cash Prizes:  500 tickets will be sold. Tickets are drawn one at a time. Prizes awarded based on when the ticket is drawn. Total cash prizes: $10,000.

  • If your ticket is the last ticket drawn you win $5,000
  • If your ticket is the 250th ticket drawn you win $850
  • If your ticket is the first one drawn you win $150
  • If your ticket is 100th drawn = $100; 200th = $200; 300th = $300; 400th = $400


**All non-winning tickets drawn will be placed into a 2nd Chance drawing which will occur after the main Drawdown and the first 8 randomly drawn tickets will win $250 and the next 2 drawn will win $500.


Winners will be notified if not present and asked to claim their prize within 30 days.


All efforts to notify winners will be made, however, if after 30 days prizes remain unclaimed they shall be forfeited to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.


Second Chance Insurance A ticket buyer may choose to pay an extra $25, at time of ticket purchase, for a "second chance opportunity." If your ticket is drawn within the first 50 tickets and you purchased the insurance, your ticket will be placed back into the raffle drum at the halfway point for a second chance at the drawing.

Door Prizes Everyone attending the Gala will be presented with a door prize ticket and is eligible to win a door prize.  A prize will be offered for every 50th ticket drawn. Ticket holders must be present to win door prizes. If the ticket holder is not present and there is no representative for that ticket, we will continue to draw tickets until the next one is present to win the door prize.


Silent Auction:  Silent auction packages will be available on Bella Notte web site and at the Parish Center for your viewing and bidding pleasure! There are a wide variety of items at different values so there truly is something for every bidder!



  1. Maximum of 500 tickets sold; 150 tickets at $150, and 350 tickets at $100.
  2. 150 tickets at $150 will allow 2 guests access to the Bella Notte Gala and provide 1 entry into the Drawdown.
  3. 350 tickets at $100 will provide 1 entry into the Drawdown and does not provide access to the venue.
  4. A ticket purchaser may elect to purchase “second chance opportunity” (just once) for $25/per ticket.
  5. No limit on number of tickets any one person can buy
  6. All tickets will be sold in the State of Virginia
  7. Ticket holder does not need to be present to win. All winners not in attendance will be notified by e-mail and phone.
  8. Ticket buyers must be at least 21 years of age to participate in the drawing and to attend Bella Notte.
  9. A minimum of 200 tickets must be sold for this event to take place.  If less than 200 tickets are sold, the event will be cancelled and all ticket buyers will be fully reimbursed.
  10. Tickets will be individually numbered for purpose of the Drawdown and sales tracking, with buyer identification logged at point of sale.  Ticket buyer will receive electronic receipt and their half of the physical ticket identifying their ticket number, the venue address and Virginia permit number.
  11. Mr. Paul Kerstanski and Ms. Diane Morano will ensure all tickets sold (up to 500) are placed in the drum for the Drawdown.


The money raised from this Drawdown will be used to help pay the mortgage for our recently completed Parish Education Center.


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