Charlevoix woman wins $10,000 during cash raffle for Friendship Centers, senior services
The Friendship Center¿s cash raffle winners (from left) Kay Daly, Mariann Hoffman, choir representative Jan Coveyou, Golding Construction representative Nathan Golding, Cindy Helton, Pat Henige and Janet Wilson, stand on stage with Sue Engel, executive director, and Petoskey Mayor Bill Fraser, who drew the winning numbers. (Courtesy Photo / September 18, 2013)
The fundraiser supports many vital programs and services for senior citizens, including congregate meals and Meals on Wheels, personal and respite care, homemaker services, transportation, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, health clinics, support groups, fitness programs, the operation of three senior centers, and much more.
Ten cash prizes totaling $13,900, including a grand prize of $10,000, were awarded at the cash raffle party. The festive event included dinner catered by Sweetwater Catering Company, dancing, musical entertainment by JUSDUIT, and door prizes.
Kathleen Muneio of Charlevoix won the grand prize of $10,000. Other cash raffle winners were Pat Henige, Cindy Helton, Mary Lou Dwan, Janet Wilson, Golding Construction, Friendship Centers of Emmet County Choir, Jim and Mariann Hoffman, Kay Daly and Cathie Minton.
Early bird winners in July and August were Charles Pierce and AArow Electric.
Sponsors for this year’s cash raffle fundraiser were American House Senior Living Communities, Bay Street Orthopaedics, Comfort Keepers, Independence Village, Korthase Flinn Insurance & Financial Services, Mallard Cove Assisted Living, Northwestern Bank and Tim Bondy Physical Therapy.
Area businesses donated door prizes for the event. Door prize winners were Leona Affendikis, Jan Blanchard, Ann Marie Boettger, Mabel Budzinski, John Dyle, Susan Elmore, Patricia Fettig, Paul Fossmo, Richard Freeland, Maxine Harrold, Alice Hill, Helen Kindley, James Linderman, Mary Little, Elaine McDonald, Don McPhee, Ed Parent, Elaine Price, Patricia Rhoads, Gordon Shepard, Vickie Skop, Kenny Slack, Bill and BJ Steffens, Tim Bondy Physical Therapy, John Wait and Eleanor Wilhelm.
To be a part of next year’s cash raffle or for more information about the services provided by the Friendship Centers, call (231) 347-3211 or toll free at (888) 347-0369.