As some of you may know, the 2018 Island Roots Heritage Festival is coming up on Green Turtle Cay May 4-6. This year, to help the festival organizing committee with fundraising (did you know it costs close to $50,000 to stage this event?!), I’ve taken on organizing and running a raffle.

A group of Green Turtle lovers and second homeowners, including Tom and me, got together and contributed funds with which to purchase some awesome prizes to be raffled off in support of the festival. They include:

An Apple iPad
The latest model, featuring a 9.7” Retina display, 32GB of storage and Wifi.

An XBOX ONE S with Sea of Thieves Game
Features 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, high dynamic range, premium audio, and an Xbox wireless controller. Watch 4K Blu-ray movies and stream 4K video and experience more luminous colors in games and video with high dynamic range technology. Bundle includes: Xbox One S 1TB console, wireless controller, full-game download of Sea of Thieves, 1 month Xbox Live Gold, 1 month Xbox Game Pass trial with access to over 100+ games, HDMI cable (4K Capable), and AC power cable.

An Olympus Tough TG-5 Digital Camera
Built for the beach and the water, this high-quality digital camera is dust/sand proof, waterproof to 50’ and rugged enough to withstand 7’ drop. Featured on National Geographic’s list of top 10 travel cameras, 12mp, 4K Ultra HD video, fast F2.0 lens, 25 – 100 mm equivalent zoom range, WiFi, RAW mode. On National Geographic’s list of the top 10 travel cameras.

Raffle tickets are $2 each, and are available now from any IRHF committee member or me, or at:

Tickets will also be sold at the IRHF committee booth during the festival, and we’ll do the big prize draw on the evening of May 5. (You do NOT need to be present to win.)

Many thanks to the above establishments for supporting the raffle by selling tickets.

And a huge thank you to the following individuals and businesses who responded to the call for contributions toward the raffle prize fund:

Abaco Life magazine
Amanda Graham
Bill and Susan Kennedy of Turtle Dreams
Caroline Diedrick
Christy and Tom Sherouse of Long Bay House
Jack Sullivan
Lee LaPointe of Linton’s Cottages
Linda Bumpers
Linda Waller
Lynn Collins of Frangipani Cottage
Sherry Thompson of Coco Nut Tree House
Steve and Chelise Benvenutti
Sundowners Bar

Thanks to each and every one of you. Our community would not be the same without your generous support.

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