An effort by Dixie Chopper to raise money for the Putnam County Youth Development Commission has been cut short by the Indiana Gaming Commission.
Dixie Chopper contacted the Banner Graphic Monday, saying the Gaming Commission had shut down the raffle of a new Dixie Chopper mower for the benefit of PCYDC. The Fillmore-based manufacturer had donated the mower in February to help raise funds in conjunction with the annual Dancing with the Putnam County Stars event.
Gaming Commission officials cited the lack of a charity gaming license as reason for stopping the raffle.
Dixie Chopper Human Resources Director Carrie Thompson said money will be returned for all raffle tickets sold so far.