Alexander – The French Broad Fire Department is holding a raffle to raise money for their swiftwater rescue team to purchase needed equipment. The raffle tickets are only a dollar each and help the department achieve its goal of raising $20,000 for the equipment. Each ticket is good for a chance to win one premium package, which includes a large Yeti cold chest, two folding chairs, a cornhole game, a set of knives, a canopy cover, and a $50 Ingles gift certificate. Tickets can be purchased by visiting their Facebook page, calling the station at 828-683-3651, or stopping by the station at 575 Fletcher Martin Road in Alexander. Tickets will also be available at the department’s Trunk or Treat event October 31st, starting at 6:30 p.m. Along with candy for the trick or treaters, there will be a haunted trail and chili supper for a donation of any amount. The prize drawing for the raffle winner will take place live on Facebook November 1st.