By John Lullo
Special to Plumas News
Each year, at the Professional Artists & Crafters marketplace in Graeagle, White Sulphur Springs volunteers conduct a raffle to benefit the restoration of the historic site. This year the winners were Tessa and Kelly Schnase. Kelly is a golf pro at the Graeagle Meadows golf course.
It has become a tradition that at this two-day show in the park — Tim Buckhout sets up his Porta-Saloon, sells beer, and runs the big raffle. He was assisted by 18 Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council (MVSC) volunteers who took shifts manning the raffle table. This year the prize was a four burner barbecue set along with gifts donated from the almost fifty craft persons participating in the show. The winning ticket was selected by a 12-year-old boy drafted by the organizers to reach in and grab the lucky ticket. The winners were called and they showed up immediately to enthusiastically claim their many prizes.
Last year the proceeds of the raffle were donated to the Dixie fire victims. This year the proceeds will assist the ongoing improvements at the White Sulphur Springs ranch site in Clio. The MVSC, stewards of the Ranch, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Neighbors can contribute to the cause via the website at www.WhiteSulphurSpringsRanch.com