Edon Athletic Boosters Fundraiser Benefits Local Student-Athletes

By: Lucinda Held Faulhaber

Friends across the Edon Northwest Local School District ventured out on a beautiful August evening to once again support the Edon Athletic Boosters Annual Reverse Drawing.  After enjoying a delicious dinner of Pettisville Meats entrées ~ delightfully served cafeteria-style by junior and senior Bomber athletes ~ guests soon settled in at the Edon Community Building for an amazing night filled with pleasant conversations and tons fun and excitement.

While only four ticket holders would eventually make it to the “big money” finale, others found themselves fortunate in winning a variety of prizes given away throughout the event ~ cash, gift cards, merchandise, gift certificates ~ all donated by local and area businesses.  Enthusiasts also tested their luck by purchasing chances to win a “Special Treasures” Raffle, the 50/50 Board or 50/50 Cash Drawings.  Once the selling was finished, all that was left was to keep your fingers crossed and hope your number was called!  At the end of the day, Jason Bloir collected $750 from the 50/50 Board while Bonnie Chapin and Rob Held netted $160 and $155 respectively from the 50/50 Cash Drawings (each donated a portion back to the Boosters); “Special Treasures” Raffle winners included Marlin Wiler, LaRue Reitzel (two items), Mary Lou Radabaugh, Jim Kiess and Lucinda Held-Faulhaber (two items).

Without doubt, there was no room for boredom during the night as MC Shane Sumner kept things lively by auctioning off not only four Detroit Tigers tickets (donated by Team Sports and won by Ashlee Gearhart for $150) and handcrafted metal EB Logo (donated by Tyler Perry/ST Design and won by Susie Moore for $110) but seventeen “yet-to-be-called” tickets to enthusiastic buyers as well.  With prices ranging from eighty to two hundred sixty dollars apiece, everyone was thoroughly entertained as bidders vied for another shot at taking home the top prize.

As suspense mounted, the “final four” anxiously waited for the last remaining tickets to be pulled by Boosters President Tina Parrish.  Top money winners finally revealed were:

Mark Trausch / 297th Ticket Out / $250 Cash

Jay Klingler / 298th Ticket Out / $500 Cash

“D & G” Doug Hawkins & Gary Best / 299th Ticket Out / $1000 Cash

Aaron Hill / 300th and Last Ticket Out /$2000 Cash

Proceeds from the successful evening will benefit efforts by the Edon Athletic Boosters to provide uniforms, equipment and other supplies throughout the year for all student-athletes at Edon Northwest Local Schools.  For more information regarding the Boosters and its efforts, feel free to contact one of the following officers:  Tina Parrish, President; Andy Kiess, Vice President; Tina Trausch, Secretary and Sharon Swank, Treasurer.

Lucinda Held-Faulhaber may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

CAPTION: 2013 REVERSE RAFFLE DRAWING WINNERS … Top winners at the Edon Athletic Boosters Reverse Drawing from left, Jason Bloir ($750 cash ~ 50/50 Board Winner); Mark Trausch ($250 Fourth Prize); Aaron Hill ($2,000 First Prize); Doug Hawkins and Gary Best ($1,000 Second Prize) receive their checks from Boosters President Tina Parrish.  Not pictured ~ Jay Klingler ($500 Third Prize).

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