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Best Tricky Tray

Our Lady of
Mount Virgin School

Middlesex, NJ
for Tons of Great Prizes,
Great Value,
So Organized,
Friendly, Welcoming Organization,
Outstanding 50/50!

As Voted By The Visitors Of


Best Tricky Tray

Woodrow Wilson #5 School
Garfield, NJ
for so many
Great Prizes - High End, Very Well Organized & Great Food!

As Voted By The Visitors Of


Best Tricky Tray

Sisters of Christian Charity
Mendham, NJ
for so many
Great Prizes & Great Organization!

As Voted By The Visitors Of




Of 2022
Thanks to everyone that voted!
Back to Back #1
New Organizations In The Mix
Shuffle In Positions
Plus Updated Poll Questions

After careful checks & counts,
The Winner & Top 10 Tricky Trays of 2022 Are Official.


Best Tricky Tray 2022
As Voted By The Visitors & Fans Of

Best Tricky Tray 2022

MDM, Inc
Markee `D` Ministries

The Grand
Totowa, NJ
May 5, 2022


"The atmosphere of Markee D Ministries tricky trays is just a whole vibe!!!
It’s lively, entertaining, always with good food and good company.
The prizes are always top notch and creative!!! "

"Because it had everything great people, great gifts,
great entertainment and great food"

"This was my favorite because #1, the reason they are doing the tricky tray
is phenomenal. Many are blessed by the efforts of the foundation.
#2 the prizes are the best"

"Reverend Marcus is incredible. His gifts, prizes and his staff are awesome.
Wonderful atmosphere and its a lot of fun."

"Awesome baskets and gift certificates. Something for everyone!

"Professionalism, top notch gifts and prizes,
fun atmosphere and the staff was awesome."

"I loved how organized it was. The location is beautiful,
the food and drinks were amazing and the prices were impeccable!!
More importantly, the cause for the event is STOP THE VIOLENCE!!"

"This was the absolute best time of my life. His tricky trays are so professional clean
well organized most important you feel like family.
Also his prizes are beyond the best...
every single one of them is well worth every penny you spend."

First Runner-Up 2022

St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church
St. Mary Parish Center - Hillsborough, NJ - October 7, 2022

"Very well organized, an enormous amount of great gifts, great foods,
a lot of workers who keep everything flowing smoothly."

"Excellent gifts; plenty of choices for gifts, delicious food.
The event was run smoothly and orderly."

"Reasonable cost of ticket, lots of door prizes,
as well as so many beautiful gifts to buy tickets for,
and lots of gift cards too!
Free coffee/tea and snack, good food available to purchase.
Plenty of parking, all on one floor.

"Sooooo many prizes!! People were winning 5-7 baskets.
Excellent food and very nice church workers. Very well organized!"

"Outstanding baskets, Valuable prizes,
Many prizes to choose from, Very clean church hall,
Very organized, Delicious food served
Wonderful people running the tricky Tray event."


Second Runner-Up 2022

Passaic County CASA
Wayne Elks Lodge - Wayne, NJ - June 11, 2022

"It was great to be outdoors still,
the baskets were huge and it was really quick and efficient."

"The baskets and prizes are all amazing and high-value.
Not a dud in the bunch. The event is organized and well-run.
The prizes are called without delay and distribution to the winners is accurate and efficient. It is a professional event run
by caring people and it benefits abused and neglected children,
so you feel good about buying lots of tickets!"

"Outdoors, but a covered venue. On a Saturday.
Assigned time slot for ticket drop, so not too crowded
and able to take time looking at all of the gifts.
Well organized. Online registration.
Huge selection of beautifully presented gifts.
Drawing of tickets was broadcast on Facebook live."

"Great cause and so many beautiful baskets"

"Great baskets, very well organized, efficient and smooth process from check-in through calling winning numbers. Staff was very friendly! "

Top 10 Tricky Trays of 2022
In Order of Voting Favorites

1 - MDM, Inc. ~ Markee `D` Ministries
The Grand - Totowa, NJ - May 5, 2022

2 - St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church
St. Mary Parish Center - Hillsborough, NJ - October 7, 2022


3 - Passaic County CASA
Wayne Elks Lodge - Wayne, NJ - June 11, 2022


4 - Real Dog Rescue
Westmount Country Club - Woodland Park, NJ - October 26, 2022

5 - St. Michael School - Cranford
St. Michael School - Cranford, NJ - November 12, 2022

6 - Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter
Manville VFW - Manville, NJ - April 3, 2022

7 - Save The Animals Rescue Team - S.T.A.R.T
The Barnyard & Carriage House - Totowa, NJ - September 18. 2022

8 - Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue
The Addison Park - Aberdeen, NJ - November 10, 2022

9 - St. Stephen's The Protomaryr Orthodox Church
Saint Stephen the Protomartyr Church - South Plainfield, NJ - October 22, 2022

10 - West Paterson Rifle Camp Fire Company #3
Clifton Boys & Girls Club - Clifton, NJ - October 1, 2022

Congratulations To All !!!


January 2023

What Is Your Favorite Prize You Like To Win At Tricky Trays?
(Overall favorites consensus of votes)

Electronics (Big HD TV's,
Laptop, Apple products)
Vacations - Trips / Weekend Get Away's
Lottery Tickets - Lottery Tree
Kitchen Appliances & Items

Designer Handbags & Purses

Visa Gift Cards
Gift Cards & Gift Certificates
(Restaurants, Sporting Events, Stores, Theatre, Spa)
Home & Household Items
Wine / Wine Baskets / Wine Tours

Experiences: dinners, trips, shows, beauty/spa treatments
Big High End Prizes

Which Tricky Tray Event Type Do You Prefer?

67% Prefer
Event Includes Dinner, Lunch or Brunch
(But Typically Raises The Entry Fee)

33% Prefer
Bring Your Own Food & Snacks

How Much Do You Typically Spend
At Tricky Trays On Tickets Only?

2% ~ $20 or less
Event Includes Dinner, Lunch or Brunch

16% ~ $21 to $50
Bring Your Own Food & Snacks

82% ~ $50+
Bring Your Own Food & Snacks


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