Well, another Island Roots Heritage Festival has come and gone — and I was heartbroken to miss it. But, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate the winners of the festival raffle and thank everyone who helped make the raffle successful.

Photo (and sign) by Mandy Roberts

With your support, we were able to raise more than $2,700 to assist the festival organizing committee with the costs of staging the event.

Our raffle winners were:

  • First prize — an Apple iPad: Lamanna
  • Second prize — an Olympus Tough TG-5 Waterproof Camera: Alyssa Bethel
  • Third prize — an XBOX S One gaming package: Pam Hall.

Congratulations to Lamanna, Alyssa and Pam, and thanks to everyone who supported the raffle by purchasing tickets.

Huge thanks also to our raffle sponsors — those who contributed toward the prize fund and those who sold tickets on our behalf. They include:

And on a personal note, thanks my amazing husband, Tom Walters, for holding down the fort during my unexpected absence.

Tom selling raffle tickets at the IRHF committee booth. Photo: Mandy Roberts.

Not only did he carry on with coordinating and promoting the raffle while I was away, but he actually delivered my IRHF presentation — twice! And to rave reviews. Don’t know what I’d do without him. Thanks, Tom!

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