Top photo: Tessa and Kelly Schnase celebrate after learning of their big win at the Professional Artists and Crafters marketplace in Graeagle. RaffleWinners1.jpg
Bottom photo: Tim Buckhout (center) and the winners in front of the famous Porta-Saloon
It has become a tradition that at this two day show in the park, Tim Buckhout sets up his Porta-Saloon, sells beer, and runs the big raffle. He was assisted by eighteen Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council (MVSC) volunteers who took shifts manning the raffle table. This year the prize was a four burner barbecue set along with gifts donated from the almost fifty craft persons participating in the show. The winning ticket was selected by a twelve year old boy drafted by the organizers to reach in and grab the lucky ticket. The winners were called and they showed up immediately to enthusiastically claim their many prizes.
Last year the proceeds of the raffle were donated to the Dixie fire victims. This year the proceeds will assist the ongoing improvements at the White Sulphur Springs ranch site in Clio. The MVSC, stewards of the Ranch, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Neighbors can contribute to the cause via the website at www.WhiteSulphurSpringsRanch.com