FOURTH ANNUAL GRAND RAFFLE WINNER: LORI VALERIO OF GILLESPIE

And the winner is ... Lori Valerio.  Lori won the $5,000 Grand Raffle prize at the conclusion of the fourth fund raiser for The Partnership for Educational Excellence.  All 500 tickets were sold, thanks to the interest and assistance of the education foundation’s volunteer directors and especially many CUSD7 teachers.

At the conclusion of the Ben-Gil Elementary School’s annual spaghetti dinner, Shelbee Geisler, and 8th grade student at Gillespie Middle School, reached into a bucket and pulled out the winning ticket. 

Pictures are CUSD7 student volunteers who waited tables at the spaghetti dinner and three of The Partnership’s volunteer directors.

Front row from left to right: Emily Schoen, 8th grade; Jenna Clark, 8th grade; Shelbee Geisler, 8th grade; Partnership treasurer Rose Tebbe (holding the bucket); Kamryn Link, 8th grade; Phoeobe Savant, 8th grade; and Lexi Emelander, 7th grade.  In the back row: Mark Cunningham, 12th grade; Lindsey Miller, 12th grade; Carole Scheller, Partnership director; Don Throne, Partnership director; Jack Jarman, 12th grade; and Chance Reineisch, 12th grade.

Front row from left to right: Emily Schoen, 8th grade; Jenna Clark, 8th grade; Shelbee Geisler, 8th grade; Partnership treasurer Rose Tebbe (holding the bucket); Kamryn Link, 8th grade; Phoeobe Savant, 8th grade; and Lexi Emelander, 7th grade.

In the back row: Mark Cunningham, 12th grade; Lindsey Miller, 12th grade; Carole Scheller, Partnership director; Don Throne, Partnership director; Jack Jarman, 12th grade; and Chance Reineisch, 12th grade.

Shelbee Geisler and Rose Tebbe hold Lori Valerio’s winning ticket. Carole Scheller and Don Throne, both Partnership directors look on.

Shelbee Geisler and Rose Tebbe hold Lori Valerio’s winning ticket. Carole Scheller and Don Throne, both Partnership directors look on.