Every year John Alvarez, president and curator of My Fishing Pond, Inc takes days and weeks to produce the Sioux Falls, Mitchell and golfing packages for a fundraiser. Then it takes months to sell tickets door to door and at different events. We do have help from volunteers and that is why we succeed. As you know we can not sell everyday because the weather conditions can be bad. The Board Members of My Fishing Pond, Inc. would like to thank each and every one for selling tickets and those what have volunteered in there own way to help out.
Terri Shape of Bridgewater has not only volunteered but she won the Sioux Falls package in 2008. Most of the winners from the raffle fundraiser have helped out and that is how South Dakota people show their generosity. Terri and I sold raffle tickets on December 12, 2009 at the Holiday Bazaar in the firehall in Bridgewater. There were 13 or so great people selling all kinds of things that were great for Christmas presents. At the end of the Holiday Bazaar we took all the tickets that we sold that day and put them in a bucket and drew for 3 prizes. Barb Meyer from Bridgewater won a hand vacuum, Katie Stahl of Sioux Falls won two $5.00 off buffets at Pizza Ranch, and Sarah Beeler from Sioux Falls won a Santa on a boat fishing. Everyone’s tickets were still good for the main Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Golfing, and Shotgun raffles.
My Fishing Pond, Inc has a Sioux Falls, Mitchell, and Golfing fundraiser going on now. Tickets sell for $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00 and the drawing will be May 21, 2010 at Merchants State Bank. I will be selling tickets and for those that I missed, Farmers State Bank, Wildcat Inn, and Potter Tire and Service LLC in Bridgewater will help give you an opportunity to win and keep the pond open for 2010. For those that love to hunt, we have a Mossberg Over and Under Shotgun and A1-Al’s Hunt valued at $1,115.00 plus a second winner for a one person hunt valued at $250.00. Two winners on one $10.00 ticket and the drawing is September 24, 2010.
Hopefully Mother Nature keeps the fish alive for the 2010 year.