For the community of Edon and supporters of Florence Township Fire Department, the arrival of fall usually means one thing ~ time to purchase your ticket for the Fireman’s Annual Reverse Drawing! Customarily held the first weekend in October, this year’s entertaining night took place October 5, 2013 at the Fire Hall in downtown Edon. Following the social hour and delicious meal, guests settled into an exciting evening of fun and spirited conversation.
While several individuals were fortunate to win lesser cash prizes along the way, only four ticket holders lasted to collect the top cash awards at the end. Now poised for the finale, the “final four” ~ Steve Manges, Kathy Morris, Scott Godair and Richard Enfield ~ took their place front and center and patiently waited for the last tickets to be drawn. As expected, Auctioneer Bert Brown asked and confirmed each representative would not sell, preferring to “let it ride” and the drawing resumed. With Steve and Richard’s tickets (297th and 298th respectively) pulled first from the drum, everyone anxiously listened for the final two names to be announced. Ultimately, Scott took top prize with the 300th and last ticket drawn out; Kathy held the 299th ticket.
2013 Final Top Cash Prizewinners were:
Top Prize ~ $1500 Cash
All donated back to FTFD
Second Prize ~ $750 Cash
Third Prize ~ $500 Cash
Steve Manges/Manges Trucking
Fourth Prize ~ $250 Cash
Proceeds from the event will benefit Florence Township Fire Department and its equipment purchase fund.