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Miss Pine River Cynthia Tennier and First Princess Kansas Tilbury draw the winning ticket in the 2019 Faith in Action Fundraiser Raffle with Faith in Action Director Theresa Eclov - photo submitted

Annual Faith In Action Fundraiser Raffle a Great Success

Web posted November 12, 2019
In celebration of another successful raffle fundraiser, Faith in Action for Cass County held its Raffle Open House on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Bites Grill and Bar in Pine River. Around 25 people gathered to talk, eat snacks, and witness the drawing event. At 6:00 p.m. Miss Pine River Cynthia Tennier and First Princess Kansas Tilbury performed the honor of mixing up the tickets in the large raffle tumbler and drawing out the 13 winners.

After the drawing, a call was made to the Grand Prize winner, Theresa Halverson of Crosslake, MN, who was surprised and excited to be the winner. Ms Halverson purchased her winning ticket from the Lucky Moose in Walker.

2019 Winners :
1st Prize: 2019 Polaris Ranger 570 plus Aluma Trailer, won by Theresa Halverson of Crosslake, MN
2nd Prize: $1,000 Cash, won by Kyle & Jill Duclos of Walker, MN
3rd Prize: $500.00 Gift Card for Hackensack Lumber and Do-It-Best Hardware, won by Ashley & Jeremiah Eisenschenk of Breezy Point
4th Prize: Golf package for four from Tianna Country Club in Walker, won by Jim Cordray of Stoughton, WI
5th Prize: $100 Gift Card from Full Stringer Bait & Tackle of Longville, won by Melissa Hughes of MN
6th Prize: $50 Gift Card from Godfrey’s (Backus), won by Austin Frizzell of Walker, MN
7th Prize: $50 Gift Card from Southside Station (Hackensack), won by Greg Hearn of East Grand Forks, MN
8th Prize: $50 Gift Card from Mark’s Market (Hackensack), won by Christian Van Donselaar of Baxter, MN
9th Prize: $50 Gift Card from Pine River Family Market (Pine River), won by Tom Schrier of Brainerd, MN
10th Prize: $50 Gift Card from Swanson’s (Hackensack), won by Marlin Orth of Pine River, MN
11th Prize: $50.00 Car Wash Gift Certificate from One Stop (Longville), won by Troy Ohnemus of Carlisle, IA
12th Prize: $50 Gift Certificate from Clem’s Hardware (Cass Lake), won by Tory Lochemeier of Waverly, MN
13th Prize: $50 Gift Card from Lucky Moose (Walker), won by Emilee Goon of Lebanon, IN

The top ticket sellers were Faith in Action Volunteers Dennis Abbott and Marilyn Bonk, and local businesses Southside Station of Hackensack, Lucky Moose of Walker and Full Stringer Bait of Longville. “This raffle fundraiser was a huge success because of the support Faith in Action receives from local businesses, organizations and volunteers who helped sell tickets.” stated Executive Director Theresa Eclov. “A big Thanks! to all our ticket sellers for their efforts!!”

The raffle is Faith in Action’s largest fundraiser of the year and proceeds from the raffle directly  support the Faith in Action programs helping people in need in Cass County. Faith in Action provides transportation, friendly visiting, respite, light housekeeping and chores, and builds ramps for the elderly, disabled, and those in need or experiencing a crisis. A new wheelchair van is also available to provide rides to appointments, errands, food shelf, and shopping. Faith in Action is "Neighbors Helping Neighbors." For more information about the raffle or about Faith in Action programs, please call 218-675-5435 or visit our website at www.faithinactioncass.com.

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