Norwood man wins St. Lawrence NYSARC's annual $10,000 raffle; many other area residents win prizes
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 6:46 am

From left are Denice and David Button, donors of second prize to St. Lawrence NYSARC’s Fund Raiser with Jeff Cole, anchor of “7 News This Morning” and “7 News at Noon,” and Suzy Hoffleit of St. Lawrence NYSARC.

CANTON -- David Wellings of Norwood is the winner of this year’s St. Lawrence NYSARC raffle’s top prize of $10,000.

NYSARC conducted its 32nd annual fundraiser Friday at the Best Western University Inn, Canton.

The agency sold 4,524 certificates for a gross profit of $28,590. They gave away 33 prizes .

The event was hosted by WWNY-TV’s Jeff Cole, the anchor of “7 News This Morning” and “7 News at Noon.”

St. Lawrence NYSARC’s Board of Directors President Patricia Campanella gave the opening comments for the evening. Ppresiding over the drawing were Mark Waterstram, C.P.A. from The Bonadio Group, and Victor Rycroft, Canton Village Police Department.

St. Lawrence NYSARC Executive Director Daphne Pickert expressed appreciation for the community’s support. “Proceeds from this event will benefit several programs that are not fully supported through other means including our art gallery, called G.O.A.L. (Gallery of Arts & Learning),” Pickert said. The gallery is on Main Street in Canton and features artwork created by people with disabilities. “This weekend, we are proud to be a featured stop on the Arts Council’s Studio Tour,” Pickert said.

St. Lawrence NYSARC 32nd Annual Fund Raiser Winner List:

1st Prize $10,000 Cash Prize

Winner: David Wellings, Norwood

2nd Prize $2,050 1 Week Getaway to Lake Ozonia by Dave & Denice Button, Canton

Winner: Jim & Maureen Triolo, Norwood

3rd Prize $1,495 5k London Blue Topaz and Diamond Necklace by Carbino's Jewelers, Ogdensburg

Winner: Mary Jean Hall, Raymondville

4th Prize $1,199 Laptop Computer by Advanced Business Systems, Watertown

Winner: Connie & Denny McGaw, Madrid

5th Prize $850 Electric Reclining Chair by Harris Medical, Potsdam

Winner: Ms. Anne Prouty, Canton

6th Prize $500 Handmade Quilt by Gouverneur Roofing & Sheet Metal, Gouverneur

Winner: Rick Senecal, Potsdam

7th Prize $500 Golf/Hotel Package by Best Western University Inn, Canton

Winner: Casey Barr, Ogdensburg

8th Prize $500 Gift Certificate by Gillee's Auto Truck & Marine, Canton

Winner: Terri Burnett, Massena

9th Prize $458 Round Trip Tickets (2) Massena to Boston by Cape Air, Massena

Winner: Bob Oakes, Canton

10th Prize $450 "Sunlit Falls" Original Painting by Wilson Bickford, Gouverneur

Winner: Dorothy Gilbert, Canton

11th Prize $390 Season Hockey Tickets, St. Lawrence University, Canton

Winner: Joseph Knowlton, Watertown

12th Prize $250 Cash Prize by Merriman's, Norwood

Winner: Eugene Jones, Potsdam

13th Prize $250 Gift Card by Denice and Dave Button, Canton

Winner: Donald Forsythe, Ogdensburg

14th Prize $250 Gift Certificate towards ARE Fiberglass Truck Cap or Cover

by Moser's Custom Trim Shop, Massena

Winner: Myron Dafoe, Canton

15th Prize $225 "Impressionism Paradox" Print by John Morrow, Ogdensburg

Winner: Kristen Ojida-Blair, Plattsburgh

16th Prize $200 Annual Gym Membership by Get Fit, Canton

Winner: Kevin Cota, Canton

17th Prize $200 Cash Prize by Bella’s Bottles and Beverages, LLC, Madrid

Winner: Bruce McDonald, Canton

18th Prize $200 Gift Certificate by Brown's Jewelry Store, Gouverneur

Winner: Irene Bronson, West Stockholm

19th Prize $200 Artwork of Choice, GOAL Gallery, Canton

Winner: Ron Tulley, Hammond

20th Prize $159 Stihl Trimmer by Wood Chop Shop, Canton

Winner: Sheila Cleveland, Hermon

21st Prize $150 Scenic Flight or Flight Lesson by Potsdam Aero, Potsdam

Winner: American Legion Aux #925, Norfolk

22nd Prize $130 Kobo eReader Touch by Seacomm Federal Credit Union, Massena

Winner: Richard & Cheryl Glidden, Canton

23rd Prize $129 Overnight Stay by Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Malone

Winner: Everett Thompson, Lisbon

24th Prize $100 Gift Certificate at 1844 House, Potsdam

Winner: Erich Von Schiller, Newton Falls

25th Prize $100 Gift Certificate Community Performance Series, Potsdam

Winner: Kathleen Amo, Ogdensburg

26th Prize $100 Cash Prize by Massena Savings & Loan

Winner: Pam Northrup, Massena

27th Prize $100 Cash Prize by Randy L. Peets, Esq., Massena

Winner: Mary Mussen, Hermon

28th Prize $100 Gift Certificate at White's Flowers, Canton

Winner: Velva O’Hearn, Edwards

29th Prize $100 Gift Certificate by Route 11 Truck & Equipment, Canton

Winner: Tim Donahue, Norwood

30th Prize $100 Gift Basket by Josie’s Little Pizzeria Olive Oil Company, Canton

Winner: Bob Moyer, Canton

31st Prize $100 Cash Prize by St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Ogdensburg

Winner: Nancy Thompson, Ogdensburg

32nd Prize $100 Dinner and Show by Ogdensburg Command Performance, Gran View and Phoenix on the Bay, Ogdensburg

Winner: Susan Quinell, Potsdam

33rd Prize $100 Gift Certificate by Coakley ACE Hardware, Canton

Winner: Stephen Button, Canton

St. Lawrence NYSARC is a non-profit membership association dedicated to full inclusion and integration for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities within our communities. The Agency’s mission is to offer individuals and their families an opportunity to achieve self-determined goals and provide life-long learning opportunities.