Our treasurer opened the morning, welcoming all and noting this was the first MPF Spring Social in many years that we were able to report the dam issue settled and the lake at full waterlevel.
The Breakfast laid out by our Fundraising Committee Events chairman and assistants would put any cruise ship galley to shame! The baked french toast was the rave, the fruit platter a bouquet of color, and the homemade breads all so scrumptious! Not to be overlooked was the main course of scrambled eggs made on site, bacon, and cheesy hash browns. Delicious!
About 50 members, friends and ticket holders gathered in the dining hall of the YMCA Camp Blanchard on the shores of Manchaug Pond. An update as to current issues and future events was given and we enjoyed a visit with good friends and lake neighbors as well as the excitement of this year’s BIG Raffle’s reverse drawing.
|Fundraising raffle chairman calls the last two ticket holders #s 74 and 22 to offer a split prize.|
The raffle prize was not a boat but a travel voucher to the location of your choice worth up to $5,000 or a cash prize of $4,000. 99 losing numbers were chosen first – on the back of airplanes on a world map – before our winning number was chosen. In the reverse drawing some interesting coincidences came up: The first number drawn and the second to last were held by the same two individuals who held them in past raffles! The drawing went quickly as attendees dropped out of the game. With only numbers 74 and 22 left, our Raffle Chairman made a call to both ticket holders offering they split the prize – no answers! So the final winner was drawn – #22, Lynn Carlson-Leblanc! Contacted later in the day, Lynn has decided to take the ca$h! Special thanks to all who sold tickets, bought tickets and continue to support the MPF as members, friends and donors. Also thanks to the MPF President who sold the winning ticket!
The BIG Raffle held only one winner, but all had a great morning and it was another win for Manchaug Pond putting $6,000 into the treasury.
|The rain of tropical storm Andrea stopped in the morning with blue skies finding Manchaug Pond ready for the summer season.|