By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor
The Daily Iowegian
---- — 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
"Centerville: A Mid-American Saga" written and donated by Enfys McMurry was Bella Willier
"Dolly," a white horse framed portrait donated by Bad Birds Photos and Stoneworks/Anthony and Kathy Cornett was Bill Iammatteo-Code
Ceramic golfer figures donated by Jim and Mary Milani was Cindy Burnside
Necklace crafted and donated by Deanna Allen was Pam Oden
Quilted wall hanging handcrafted and donated by Gayle R. Johnson was Leonard Williams
"I is for Iowa" children’s book by Mary Ann Gensicke donated by Betty Owca was Patty Timmens
Three Dream Catchers (three winners) created and donated by Robbie Martinez were Mark McConville, Nancy Jones and Sue Keller
Gift certificate from Myra McGill, Myra’s Studio for family or children’s session was Dan Jones
Vertical sunflower original painting (36x14) created and donated by local artist Marybeth Heikes was Daniece Berg
Limited edition stained glass leaf design measuring about one foot in diameter displayed on a stand donated by Larry and Marybeth Heikes was Deb Carter
Limited edition 10x15 shadow box type wooden Iowa farm scene donated by Larry and Marybeth Heikes was Linda Miller
Framed Isabel Bloom “In an ever changing world, change can be beautiful” donated by Jane Craver was Judy Posovich