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December 18, 2018

11/23/2018 12:26:00 PM
Faith in Action fundraiser surpasses goal

In celebration of another successful raffle fundraiser, Faith in Action for Cass County held its Raffle Open House on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the Faith in Action Office in Hackensack. Around 18 people gathered to talk, eat snacks, and witness the drawing event. At 5:00 p.m. Rick Johnson of Hackensack, performed the honor of mixing up the tickets in the large raffle tumbler and drawing out the 14 winners.

After the drawing, a call was made to the Grand Prize winner, Jim White of Bemidji, who was out of town hunting and had to call us back the next day. Mr. White purchased his winning ticket from Clem's Hardware in Cass Lake.

And the 2018 winners are: First Prize: 2018 Sage Polaris Ranger 570 plus Karavan Trailer, from Lakes Area Power Sports and Jim's Trailers Plus, won by Jim White of Bemidji, MN; Second Prize: $1,000 Cash, won by Steve Hoopman of Walker, MN; Third Prize: $500 Gift Card for Hackensack Lumber and Do-It-Best Hardware, won by Gary LaFave of Grand Rapids, MN; Fourth Prize: Golf package for four from Tianna Country Club in Walker, won by Lorraine Enos of Hackensack, MN; Fifth Prize: $100 Gift Card from Full Stringer Bait & Tackle of Longville, won by Bob Bolnick of Brooklyn Park, MN; Sixth Prize: $50 Gift Card from Godfrey's (Backus), won by Jenelle Mankie of Walker, MN; Seventh prize: $50 Gift Card from Southside Station (Hackensack), won by Lorraine Enos of Hackensack, MN; Eighth Prize: $50 Gift Card from Mark's Market (Hackensack), won by Ron Hellermann of Melrose, MN; Ninth Prize: $50 Gift Card from Pine River Family Market (Pine River), won by Tom Johnson of Lino Lakes, MN; 10th Prize: $50 Gift Card from Swanson's (Hackensack), won by Deb Adkins of Pine River, MN; 11th Prize: $50 Car Wash Gift Certificate from One Stop (Longville), won by Ron Stenquist of Backus, MN; 12th Prize: $50 Gift Certificate from Clem's Hardware (Cass Lake), won by Brian Ruegemer of Sauk Center, MN; 13th Prize: $50 Gift Card from Mark's Market (Hackensack), won by Denis Williams of Marcell, MN; 14th Prize: $50 Gift Card from Lucky Moose (Walker), won by Jeramie Heifort of Long Prairie, MN.

The top ticket sellers were Faith in Action Volunteers Dennis Abbott and Marilyn Bonk, and local businesses Southside Station of Hackensack, Lucky Moose of Walker and Full Stringer Bait of Longville. "This raffle fundraiser was a huge success because of the support Faith in Action receives from local businesses, organizations and volunteers who helped sell tickets." Stated Executive Director Theresa Eclov.

The raffle is Faith in Action's largest fundraiser of the year and proceeds from the raffle directly support the Faith in Action programs helping people in need in Cass County. Faith in Action provides transportation, friendly visiting, respite, light housekeeping and chores, and builds ramps for the elderly, disabled, and those in need or experiencing a crisis. A new wheelchair van is also available to provide rides to appointments, errands, food shelf, and shopping. Faith in Action is "Neighbors Helping Neighbors." For more information about the raffle or about Faith in Action programs, please call 218-675-5435 or visit our website at

Bill Hansen Realty

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