$5000 Raffle Winner

Julie Wargo of Benld is the winner of The Partnership's second annual raffle for a cash prize of $5,000.  Jillian Smith, a first grade student at Ben-Gil Elementary School (BGES) drew Julie's name during the BGES annual spaghetti dinner.  Jillian drew while John Fassero, Jr., president of The Parntership, looked on and Rose Marie Tebbe, treasurer, held a bowl filled with entrants' names.  The winning ticket was sold by Julie Zirkelbach of Eagarville, one of The Partnership's newest board members.  Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets!  Their generosity makes it possible for The Partnership to increase its tuition scholarships this year from $500 to $1,000 for graduates of Gillespie High School who will continue their post-secondary education.