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November 4, 2013

Raffle fundraiser nets $650 for library

The Friends of the Drake Public Library raffle fundraiser for 2013 has come to a close.

Colene Chebuhar, with the help of several contributors, drew the winner's names of the donated raffle items in the front lobby of the Drake Public Library in Centerville Friday afternoon, Nov. 1.

Chebuhar said approximately $650 was raised and will be used to support the Drake Public Library and to promote literacy.

"As a team, including all of the generous people that donated prizes and the patrons and friends that purchased tickets, we can all be proud to assist our library to provide the citizens of the area timely and wide ranging library materials, services and programs not covered by the general budget," Chebuhar said. "Everyone wins, even if your name wasn't drawn."

Raffle prizes and winners:

$100 gift card donated by Centerville Walmart was Helen Stromdahl

$100 gift card donated by Centerville Hy-Vee was Austin Dell

$25 gift card donated by Centerville Fareway was Daniece Berg

$25 gift certificate for Magic Forest Books donated by Molly Weber was Paula Larson

St. Mary’s Catholic Church cookbook donated by Marcia Meller was Jeanie Russo

Wall quilt rack donated by Marcia Meller was Judy Buban

Four hat and scarf sets (four winners) crafted and donated by Winona Whitaker with Whitaker Knits in the colors of Hogwarts Houses in the Harry Potter movies: Gryffindor – burgundy and gold, Slytherin – green and gray, Ravenclaw – blue and gray and Hufflepuff – black and gold were Deborah Simmons, Deanna Allen, Don Kirkland and Christina Laurson

Norman Rockwell 1977 Mother’s Day collector plate donated by Virginia Padovan was Mary Milani

Afghan with Drake Library inset crafted and donated by Fern Broshar was Eleanor Cebuhar

Original 18x24 oil painting on canvas, painted and donated by Judy Buban

from a photograph taken on Dec. 31, 2011 from the hillside on the west end of the Buck Creek dam – Rathbun Lake was Sarah Larson

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