It’s fair to say that the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic is driven to support its programs — so much so that it is accelerating its effort to sell the minimum number of 660 raffle tickets to give away a 2017 Corvette Stingray Coupe.

The orchestra needs to sell its quota of tickets at $150 apiece by a Nov. 28 deadline in order to hold the raffle.

The vehicle is valued at more than $55,000, and its taxes already will be paid, according to the orchestra. The drawing will be Dec. 10 at the Chevrolet of Columbus dealership, which has been working with the orchestra on the promotion.

Proceeds will support youth music education programs, which have been a priority with the orchestra for years.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.