Florence Township Fire Department Holds Annual Reverse Drawing

FTFD Drawing 2014 - LHF(1) WEBRegardless of unseasonably cool temperatures and bursts of rain, friends of Florence Township Fire Department came out in full force to support the Fireman’s 2014 Annual Reverse Drawing. Customarily held the first weekend in October, this year’s Fun Night took place Saturday, October 4 at the Fire Hall in downtown Edon beginning at 5:00 p.m. Following social hour, guests enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner prepared by Washburne’s Catering of Angola before easing into an entertaining evening filled with loads of excitement and lively conversation.

With only four ticket holders lasting to collect the event’s top cash awards, several individuals found themselves lucky enough to win prizes (valued from ten to seventy-five dollars) along the way. Supporters throughout the drawing also purchased numbers on the 50/50 Board and raffle tickets for a chance to win a LG 32″ LED Television donated by Mohre Electronics. Missy Winchell happily took home the TV while Cara Finn, with number two hundred sixty-eight left on the 50/50 Board, earned $852 for her selection.

Poised for the grand finale, everyone patiently awaited for the last six tickets to be drawn. As expected, Auctioneer Shane Sumner asked and confirmed each representative was not selling, preferring instead to hold on to his or her ticket until the end. With each elimination, anticipation grew until at last Wietze Oenema ~ a proud firefighter from New Bavaria ~ was announced and verified as the 2014 winner. Additional winners included:

2014 FTFD Reverse Drawing
Top Prizewinners

Wietze Oenema
First Prize ~ $1500 Cash
300th Ticket Pulled

Kolt Prince
Second Prize ~ $750 Cash
299th Ticket Pulled

Bean Counter
Shannon Lyman
Third Prize ~ $500 Cash
298th Ticket Pulled

Terry Whitney
Fourth Prize ~ $250 Cash
297th Ticket Pulled

Tim Brown
Fifth Prize ~ $125 Cash
296th Ticket Pulled

Ken Nester
Sixth Prize ~ $100 Cash
295th Ticket Pulled

Cara Finn
50/50 Board
$852 Cash

Missy Winchell
LG – 32″ LED Television Raffle
(Donated by Mohre Electronics)

Proceeds from the event will benefit Florence Township Fire Department; its equipment purchase fund (miscellaneous tools, turnout gear, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus aka SCBA devices, etc.) and needs associated with equipping a new engine, as the time comes.

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