Last December, an estimated $5000 worth of electrical cables were stolen from the Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre in Nanton.

Those electrical cables were used to create images on the grain elevators.

"If anybody's driven through Nanton, pretty much during any season, from Valentine's Day to Saint Patrick's Day to Easter to Christmas, especially in the years, they've been lighting up images on the grain elevators for the last three years," explains Nanton Mayor Jennifer Handley. "So, it was a devastating blow when $5000 worth of electrical cables were stolen."

In order to help recoup that cost, the Grain Elevator Discovery Centre is hosting a 50/50 raffle.

Their goal is to raise enough in the 50/50 to cover the cost to replace those cables. 

"If they exceed that goal, there's always needs at our historic grain elevators," says Handley. "They've got lots on the go there and they're doing lots of initiatives to maintain the condition of the property and to expand the museum and the tours that like to give there. Really, these light displays were a really special initiative that the society took on about three years ago and essentially it's to bring more attention to the grain elevators."

The 50/50 was launched on January 3rd and will run until February 13th.

The winner's name will be drawn on Valentine's Day. February 14th.

Go to the Grain Elevator's raffle page to enter.