Garrettsville – The First Annual TWO GRAND DINNER reverse raffle and silent auction was held at the Sugar Bush Golf Club on Saturday, November 13, 2010. A packed house enjoyed appetizers courtesy of Glenna and Quentin Spaur, dinner courtesy of Guido’s of Ravenna and amazing desserts made by Sherry Jones and Pat Stoneman. Ticket sales were limited to 300 and each number was drawn randomly from a bingo machine. Every 10th number drawn received a prize. The grand prize winner was Cathy Lukasko of Brookfield, Ohio, aunt of one of the band members.
Throughout the evening, guests participated in a HEADS or TAILS 50/50 raffle (winner, Casey Everett), a weekend getaway in a Pirates’ Treasure Chest (winner, Mary Koval), 50/50 raffle (winner, Jeff Pesecky) and The LOTTERY TREE raffle (winner, Betty Mishler). Multiple winners took home prizes and Strawberry Daiquiri LolliPops from the LOLLIPOP TREE.
Guests also bid on and won 36 different items in our silent auction ranging from a 3-person Lake Erie Fishing Charter, to Fossil handbags and everything in between. A huge thank you goes to all who donated, purchased tickets and worked tirelessly to hold this event!
The Garfield Band Boosters sponsored the dinner to raise funds for new uniforms for the marching band and to benefit the band programs, grades 5-12. The current uniforms worn by the MARCHING PRIDE are 27 + years old and are in dire need of replacement.
Organizers of the event are excited for next year and will have tickets available for purchase in October 2011! Go Band!!!