Raffle to support Relay fundraiser
Updated 12:19 am, Thursday, July 28, 2011
The New Milford Relay for Life Team Dragonfly, of Dragonfly Studios, is sponsoring a raffle to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
The team hopes to raise $3,500, which will bring the total of this year's New Milford's Relay for Life fundraiser to $50,000, the most funds ever raised in town.
The grand prize is a 30-inch by 60-inch, breast cancer awareness stained glass panel designed and built by Mark Tomascak of Dragonfly Studios in New Milford.
The design came together with help from some of Mr. Tomascak's local artisan friends, including Larry Livolsi, of Lorenz Studios in Morris, who was responsible for the mouth blown rondel; Rich Tenore, of Richard A Tenore Finish Carpentry in Torrington, who designed and built the frame work out of Austrailian Lacewood and various other exotic woods; and Scott Schaake, of USA LED in Southbury, who back lit the stained glass piece.
The panel comes with an easel.
Other prizes include a king sized, handmade quilt by Helen McBride, of New Milford (first place), and a $65 dinner for two at The White Horse in Marble Dale (second place).
The stained glass panel and quilt have traveled around the state and will return to New Milford today and Saturday.
The drawing will be held Saturday, with the winners to be notified by phone if they are not present at the drawing.
Tickets are $5 each or 10 for $45. All proceeds must be received by the American Cancer Society by or before Sunday to be counted as part of this year's fundraiser total.
For more information, call Mr. Tomascak at 203-788-5005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tanya LaPoint at 203-788-1648 or email email@example.com. Residents are asked to type "raffle tickets" in the subject line for emails.