Deacon's Tricky Tray Fundraiser


For 15 years, the Deacons of Elkton Presbyterian Church have hosted their Tricky Tray fundraiser. All proceeds always benefit the Needy Family Fund, which assists the homeless and needy throughout Cecil County but especially in Elkton, MD where there is a very apparent need for that service.

This year is the 16th year of this well-loved fundraiser at Elkton Presbyterian Church. We cannot do this fundraiser without your help.

Our 2021 Tricky Tray will take place on Saturday, November 6th.

Drop your tickets and go from 12 pm until 6 pm


Attend our Tricky Tray live from 5 pm until approximately 9:30 pm

A Tricky Tray is quite similar to a Chinese Auction. Participants purchase sheets of tickets, then may place their tickets into containers to win an item. They can place as many tickets into a container as they wish - and the more tickets they place, the greater their chances of winning.

Local and national businesses donate to our Tricky Tray - and all of your donations benefit our fundraiser and Needy Family Fund. Some of the items donated over the years have been gift cards, gift baskets, electronics, books, overnight stays, vacations and much more. Any item is greatly appreciated and helps us so much to assist as many as we can throughout Cecil County, MD.

If you are a local business or individual who is interested in supporting our fundraiser, please see the attached letter, or simply send a message with more information using the contact form below.

Drop your tickets and go from 12 Noon until 6 pm - you will receive a phone call or text if you have won on Sunday, November 7th



Attend our Tricky Tray in person from 5 pm until approximately 9:30.


For both options:



* Dinner will be provided - you may make a donation towards the cost of your meal. If you are doing drop and go - we will have takeout containers for you. Dinner for this year TBA.

* 3 levels of prizes

* 3 different ticket bundles ranging from $20 to $60

* Individual tickets will also be available for purchase - level one and two individual sheets are $5 each, level three individual sheets are $7 each


* Bring a new hat, gloves, scarf or anything to keep our homeless warm, receive one free sheet of level one tickets (there is a limit of one free sheet).

Presale tickets are now available, and can be purchased at . You will pick up your presale tickets on the day of the event.

Credit cards and cash will be accepted.

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