Rotary Mystery Draw raises $11,000 for community projects

by | Nov 27, 2023

Numerous prizes handed out thanks to generous support of businesses, artists, and residents

Thanks to the generous support of local businesses and residents, the gift baskets overflowed for the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover’s annual Mystery Draw fall fundraiser, prompting club members to add additional draws to the popular event.

“We are so fortunate to live in a supportive community. Businesses were eager to help support our efforts, and residents snapped up tickets once sales started. We added two more mystery bundles for the draw plus raffled off another nine items,” said Louiselle St. Amand, club president. “The draw raised more than $11,000 that will be put to good use in community projects.”

The 12 Mystery Draw bundle winners were Donna Miller-Wallace, Neil Stewart, Bonnie &Duane Campbell, Robin DeMerchant, Hanson Kennedy, Cassie, Chloe & Cayleigh Sullivan, Mike Rossignol, Margaret Johnson, Anne Dickson, Tina O’Keefe, Shawn O’Regan and Aurélie, Béatrice & Juliette LaForge.

The bonus draw winners included Lynn Reed, season passes for Acadian Timber; Kari Hanscome, Hullabaloo passes; Frances Boone, new patient exam, Perth-Andover Dental; Sharon Michaud, new patient exam, Perth-Andover Dental; Ron Cummings, teeth whitening kit, Perth-Andover Dental; Brett Sprague, teeth whitening kit, Perth-Andover Dental; Danny Shaw, air fryer; Tim Nicholas, garbage bin and Nissen’s gift basket; and Doug and Theresa Sussey, painting by Doreen Roach.  

“Every year, Perth-Andover Rotarians raise and give away more than $30,000 in donations to youth, community groups and seniors,” said St. Amand. “This successful raffle will help us achieve our goals.”

Cheryl Reed and Rhonda Kennedy were co-chairpersons for this year’s Mystery Draw. The organizers thanked the local artisans, businesses and individuals who gave goods and services.

This year’s mystery draw bundles included Christmas décor, greeting cards, tools, children’s gifts,  handmade items from the Gorge Quilt Guild, candles, soap and weaved items from local artisans, gift cards and certificates for food and professional services, chocolate, coffee, and many more items.

“Every year, we are thrilled with the quality of prizes donated to our mystery bundles. This year’s winners were delighted with their prizes,” said Cheryl Reed.

Rotarian Bob Curran draws a lucky winner for the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover’s annual Mystery Draw event.  Rotarians awarded 19 mystery bundles and separate prizes on Thursday. Nov. 23. (Mark Rickard photo)
Generous donations from businesses and artisans help fill mystery prize boxes at the annual Rotary Club of Perth-Andover’s Mystery Draw. (Mark Rickard photo)

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