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Highlights from the BBQ & Basket Raffle!

Highlights from the BBQ & Basket Raffle!

Last Friday, April 12, marked an evening of community, excitement, and support at the Prisco Community Center for the BBQ & Basket Raffle event. With a full house of attendees spanning all ages, the atmosphere was nothing short of electric as guests enjoyed delicious meals and eagerly participated in the basket raffle.

The event kicked off with an overwhelming display of generosity as 606 total meals were served, setting the stage for a night filled with camaraderie and goodwill. FVSRF extends heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to the fundraising efforts. Your support is invaluable in driving initiatives that empower individuals with disabilities to lead active, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

In addition to our generous attendees, we extend our deepest gratitude to the volunteers and staff whose dedication and hard work made this event possible. From planning and preparation to execution, your tireless efforts ensured that the evening ran smoothly and successfully. Your commitment to our cause is truly commendable, and we are grateful for your unwavering support.

One of the highlights of the evening was the eagerly anticipated basket raffle, with winners announced for each carefully curated prize. If you need a refresher of the contents of each basket, click here. Congratulations to all the lucky winners:

  • Basket A – A Mom-mentious Basket – Jen W.
  • Basket B – Brunch Basket – Rick D.
  • Basket C – Galena Get-Away – Stephanie N.
  • Basket D – Let It Tee – Penny B.
  • Basket E – Overnight at the Historic DeSoto – Jody W.
  • Basket F – Early Registration & FVSRA Program Money – Phillis N.
  • Basket G – Summer Fun – Heather W.
  • Basket H – Adventure Awaits – Chris R.
  • Basket I – Meat and Greet – Tony A.
  • Basket J – Shopping Spree – Marcie B.
  • Basket K – Yukon Stove – Jamie A.
  • Basket L – Overnight at the Historic Hotel Baker – Jody W.
  • Basket M – Let’s Par-tee – Joe G.

Special congratulations to Riley H., the recipient of the grand prize, the Summertime Showcase.

In addition to the excitement of the raffle, attendees had the opportunity to support micro-businesses at the Pop-Up Shop, hosted by FVSRA participants. From diamond art to homemade bracelets, beanies and paintings, the shop offered a diverse array of handmade goods, showcasing the talents of individuals within the community.

And the Raffle Basket bidding was not the only heated competition taking place! The BBQ Sauce Showdown brought together a panel of Celebrity Judges who were able to sample an assortment of BBQ sauces made by various groups. The runners-up, FVSRF board members and FVSRA staff, were trumped by the tastiness of the BBQ Sauce crafted by FVSRA Aktion Club. Congratulations to the hardworking chefs in Aktion Club on their win. Thank you to those who served as judges for this saucy competition:

Beyond the thrill of the event, its impact resonates deeply within the community. Proceeds from the evening go towards supporting FVSRF and FVSRA in their mission to foster inclusivity and accessibility. By participating in this event, attendees directly contribute to programs and initiatives that ensure individuals of all ages and abilities can enjoy leisure and recreation activities on an equal footing.

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