There was a packed house at the Gillette Building Saturday night for the Fair Board’s 3rd annual Reverse Raffle.
With 300 tickets sold, there was barely an empty seat for the fundraiser and the night was ablaze with activities for everyone.
Some of the fundraising events included a reverse raffle, 50/50 drawing, auction, silent auction, and raffle ticket drawings for other merchandise, including Stoney Ridge wine, homemade Apple Pie liqueur, and an amazing assortment of guns and bows.
The dinner was catered by Sooz Catering in Pioneer, music entertainment provided by Jamie J. Shaffer of SHOWTIME DJ and PHOTO BOOTH, and the MC for the evening was JB Orendorff, former announcer with WBNO/WQCT radio.
Without a lot of help from the state for building upkeep, Reverse Raffle Chairman Chuck Wallace said the board uses all of the fundraiser’s proceeds for building maintenance at the fairgrounds.
So many in the community contributed to this event by donating items or time. Not only does the Fair Board profit from such an event, but the benefits continue to flow back into the community. The fundraiser was an amazing success.
For more information about upcoming events, or to find out how to become a volunteer, visit the Williams County Fair website at wcofair.com or check out their page on Facebook.
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