Pictured from left are Kiwanis member Fred Trimbach seller of winning ticket, Lorraine Moore, Walt’s Diner Waitress who picked the winning ticket, Prize winner Jean Van Valkenburg of Otter Lake, NY and Kiwanis President Mike Griffin. (Photo submitted)

Van Valkenburg wins Kiwanis Turning Stone raffle

Published Oct 8, 2017 at 9:00am

OLD FORGE — At a regular meeting on Sept. 7 of Central Adirondack Kiwanis, President Mike Griffin presented Jean Van Valkenburg of Otter Lake with a certificate from Turning Stone Resort/Casino describing the prize she won in the recent drawing for the Central Adirondack Kiwanis Turning Stone Raffle.

The winning ticket was drawn by Walt’s Diner waitress Lorraine Moore on Sept. 4. Van Valkenburg is a retired teacher at Town of Webb School. The winning ticket was sold by longtime Kiwanis member Fred Trimbach, a past president.

In making the announcement, Griffin stated “Through the excellent cooperation of the Hotel Operations and Marketing Staffs at Turning Stone we have been able to create a very attractive weekend package at Turning Stone Resort/Casino for a fund-raising raffle. Mike also extended his sincere thanks to all the Kiwanis ticket sellers and those who supported the Kiwanis children’s programs by purchasing tickets.”

The purpose of this project, which has raised over $6,000, was to raise funds to support all the child centered projects of Central Adirondack Kiwanis which include: Town of Webb Student of the Month/Year Program in cooperation with Town of Webb Police Benevolent Association (PBA), Books for Children, Town of Webb School Key and Builders Clubs, Christmas for Kids, Funding to various Community Youth Programs, Food Cart for Community Food Bank, Inlet - Adirondack Kids Day, Kamp Kiwanis Scholarships, Scholarships for Key Leader/HOBY Leadership Training, Bob Thayer Memorial Kids Holiday Movie, Financial support for Kommunity Youth Activity Center (KYAC), and Main St. Benches.

If you are interested in joining Central Adirondack Kiwanis and participate in all the child centered service programs, you may contact Membership co-chairs Doc Foley (315-794-9460) or Bob Teesdale (315-369-5425). If you are interested in making a financial contribution to the many Kiwanis Kids projects, your donation may be sent to Kiwanis Club foundation of the Central Adirondacks Old Forge, NY, Inc. P. O. Box 1044, Old Forge, NY, 13420.