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Bring home the bacon at W.A.C.O. meat raffle Saturday

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Geri McCall-Barrath

You could go home with T-bones, rib eyes, bacon-wrapped sirloin, 12 pound slabs of bacon, prime rib, crab legs, and much more at the Woodfield Area Children's Organization's second annual "Steak Your Claim" meat raffle fundraiser. Join W.A.C.O. on Saturday, April 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pop's Pizza & Sports Bar, 817 E. Nerge, Roselle.

For just $1 a chance you could win some mouthwatering thick and juicy steaks, one pound stuffed pork chops, crown pork roasts or many other top grade cuts of meat and seafood. There also will be tons of door prizes, other raffles and surprises.

Due to the great demand, W.A.C.O. will be raffling off five 12-pound slabs of bacon this year.

"Be sure to put a cooler in your car," says this year's meat raffle chairwoman Jenni Berns.

If you're not sure what a meat raffle is check out last year's commercial on YouTube, but note the date and times are wrong.

W.A.C.O. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving disadvantaged children in the northwest and western suburbs. Ninety-seven cents of every dollar W.A.C.O. raises goes to help the kids. Proceeds from the meat raffle will be used to help W.A.C.O. take more than 500 children on a Christmas Shopping Tour in early December. This year will mark the 24th year W.A.C.O. has sponsored the shopping tour.

Visit W.A.C.O.'s (that's whacko, not way-ko) website at or like them on For more information contact Jenni Berns at (847) 372-4297 or