Mystery Night grand prize is split 3 ways
It was a busy September Saturday for many, but there was still a great turn out for Summit Academy’s Mystery Night Raffle held in Greencreek. People came out, not just to tap their feet to old fifties tunes, but to take part in an exciting elimination game encompassing 350 ticket holders.
Every fifteenth ticket drawn won a prize worth up to well over the ticket price. Jerry and Jan Frei won the five pieces “Ricardo” luggage set, while the Brinkmans came away with $150 dollar Les Schwab gift certificate. A table and four-chair patio set went to Bart Nuxoll, two outdoor rockers went to Patti Gehring, and Marcella Goeckner won a bouquet of flowers a month for a year. Neil Goeckner was the lucky winner of a one day float trip for two on the Salmon, while Denise and Mike Nuxoll came away with a new upholstered recliner with foot stool. Rose Gehring is the recipient of a night’s stay at the Lewiston Red Lion, with a seafood or Prime Rib dinner for two from Meriwether’s, and Norm and Julie Sonnen will enjoy their one night stay at the Churchyard Inn B and B in Uniontown, with $50 worth of gas money thrown in. The multi-disk CD/Radio/Cassette Player with $25 toward music of choice went to Christine and Sean Hasenoehrl, while the car video player package was won by Steve and Virginia Kovarik. Kris and Erica Shears won a heavy-duty sewing machine, and the McCall Super 8 Motel/ice skating package for six, plus $50.00 worth of gas went to Phil and Aleta Heistuman.
Several more wonderful prizes were given out, but the climax of the evening was the announcement of the final ten ticket holders. With some “light” entertainment provided by Summit staff to ease the tension, each of the finals ten were eliminated one by one until just three were remaining. Jennifer Lustig, Wilber Hasenoehrl, and Janet Osbourne (Proxied by Rose Frei) decided to cut their losses and walk away with a three-way split of the grand prize money, each pocketing about $3,333.00. They turned down a chance of winning all of the $10,000, or two Honda ATV’s with trailer, or $10,000 spent on either a home-makeover or a dream vacation.
Once again, a big “thank you” goes out to all Summit Academy parents and supporters, to the many generous prize donors, and especially to Tackett’s Saw Shop, Dream Weaver’s, and Lindley’s for their involvement. We look forward to seeing all of you again next year.