Fundraising - 2011 Raffle Winners

Eric Olson of Sioux Falls, SD, was the winner of the Sioux Falls Package valued at $1080. 





His ticket was drawn by Martha Becker at the Salem Mennonite Home.

This package included:

Wildwater West Waterpark -- Admission for Two
Courtyard Marriott -
 One Night Stay Standard Room
Sheraton Hotel -
 Dinner for Two at Falling Water Grill
Scooter's Coffee House - $20 Gift Card
The Original Pancake House - $20 Gift Card
Pizza Ranch Legendary - Free Buffet for Two
Gunderson's Fine Jewelry - $50 Gift Certificate
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra - Gift Certificate
2 Adult Premier Priced Tickets to 1 Concert of the 2010-2011 Season
Sioux Falls Paint & Decorating -
 Gift Certificate (3 Gals Paint)
Davis Clock and Watch Repair - Handmade Clock
Outback Steakhouse - $45 Gift Certificate
Hair by Stewarts - $150 Gift Basket
Granite City - $25 Gift Certificate
Old Chicago - 1 "Bring a Friend" $25 Gift Card
Sheels - $30 Gift Card
Starbucks - 2 lbs. Coffee + 2 Mugs
Pfeifers Toy Skidloader
Empire Bowl - 10 Free Games
One Napa Truck
Fryn' Pan - Two Free Meals





Lisa Fink
of Armor, SD, was the winner of the Mitchell Package valued at $1500.00. 
His ticket was drawn by Velissa Wipf at the Salem Mennonite Home. 



This package included:

Holiday Inn Express -- One Night Stay, Suite
Kelly Inn - One Night Stay - Standard Room
Ellefson Implement - 1 Toy Tractor
Cabana Tan - 100 Gift Certificate
Darrington's Water Conditioning -
  5 - 50# Bags of Salt
Dick's Body Shop - $50 Gift Certificate
Coca Cola Bottling Co -
  One Year of Pop (288 Cans)
Tractor Supply Co. - Bag of Goodies - $100
Culver's - 2 Free Baskets & 2 Turtle Sundaes
Scott Supply Co. - Lights and Sound Radio Controlled Case Tractor
McFarland Supply Co. INC - Bar Mount Shower
Papa Murphy's - 2 Take 'N' Bake Pizzas
Logan Luxury Theatres Corp. - 4 Tickets
Leader Sporting Good -
 Robert E. Hinton Print "Prairie Thunder"
Perfect Touch - Wash and Rinse Free Polish
Burger King - 2 Be My Guest Cards
Woelfel's Jewelry - Pearl Necklace
Perkins - $40 Certificate
Cabella's - Camo Jacket
Pizza Ranch - $25 Gift Card
Ruby Tuesday - $50 Gift Card
McDonalds - 2 Free Deserts
The Depot - $50 Gift Certificate




Brenda Punt  from Armor, SD, was the winner of the Golf Package valued at $830.00.
His ticket was drawn by Mr. Roland Ewert at the Salem Mennonite Home.


This package included:

Gunderson's - $50 Gift Cetificate
Elmwood - One 9 or 18 Holes Weekday Green Fee
Bakker Crossing - 18 Holes for 2
Kuehn Park - One 9 Hole Weekday Green Fee
Prairie Green - One 9 or 18 Hole Weekday Green Fee
Wild Oak Golf Club - 18 Holes for 2
Valley View Gold Course in Freeman - 1 Day of Golf for 4 People and 2 Golf Carts
McCook County Club in Salem - Gift Certificate for Party of 2, 18 Holes with Cart
Willow Run Golf Course - 2 Rounds of Golf - 18 Holes
Lakeview Golf Course - Party of Four with Carts - 18 Holes
Papa Murphy's - Mitchell - 1 Take 'N Bake Pizza
Holiday Inn - Sioux Falls - One Night Stay
Pizza Ranch Legendary - Sioux Falls - One Free Buffet
Ruby Tuesday - $50 Gift Card - Mitchell
Perkins - $15 Gift Card
Sheel's - $30 Gift Card
Sport Bowl Lanes - 12 Free Games
Fryn' Pan Restaurant - One Free Meal - Sioux Falls
Hampton Inn - One Night Stay Whirlpool Suite




Additional Winners:

Eric J. Olson from Sioux Falls, Chuck Meullarer, and Phillip Collins of Mitchell  won Two Cabella's Caps.
Judy Youngblcoth of Armour, Carey Brerre of FHCC, and Bonnie Ellis of Mitchell won Papa Murphy's Take'n Bake Pizza.
Craig Krase won a John Deere Bicycle from Fred Haar Co. Inc. in Freeman.
Jeremy Grandy of Salem and Cheryl Dgvig of Sioux Falls won a $5 gift certificate to Perkins Restaurant.
Gary Krekelberg of Sioux Falls won a $25 Gift Card to Geo's Baby & Grill in Freeman.
Kevin Stahl won a $50 Gife Certificate to Gunderson's Fine Jewely.
Audra Sparks and Carey Breaner of FHCC won a Free Buffet at Pizza Range Legendary of Sioux Falls.
Bob Lumber won 5 50 # Bag of Salt from Darrington Water Conditioning.
Jordan Helma from Freeman and Randy from Sioux Falls won 1 Free Basket & Free Turtle Sundae from Culvers in Mitchell.
Roger Jucht won a $25 Gift Card to Pizza Ranch of Mitchell.
Charlene Hora of Freeman won One Free Meal from Fryn' Pan in Sioux Falls.
Carey Brenner of FHCC won a $20 Gift Certificate from Potter Tires & Service in Bridgewater.
Ernie Plate won a $20 Gift Certificate to Schwan's Market in Bridgewater.
Denise Peterson of Freeman won a $20 Gift Certificate to the Wildcate Inn in Bridgewater.
Barb Meyer of Bridgewater and Keith Dahl of Sioux Falls won $100 from Farmers State Bank in Bridgewater.
Joel Permann of Delmont won a $25 Gift Certificate to Meyer Motor in Bridgewater.
Michelle Olson of Alexandria and Possy Figland won a $10 Gift Card from Scheels of Sioux Falls.
Rice Preherm of Freeman won an Elk Print from Potter Fur Co. in Bridgewater.
Kaylee Auch of Freeman won a $10 Bring a Friend from Old Chicago.
Mark Stevens of Sioux Falls and Teresa Neuharth of Menno won 4 Free Lanes from Eastway Bowl.


To thank those who drew the tickets, contact Denise Peterson, the Activity Director at the Salem Mennonite Home.





2011 fundraiser drawing held: My Fishing Pond Inc. had a fundraiser in which the raffled off a welcome bear that was created by "The Chainsaw Man," Mark Kurtz from Minnesota. Ted Hofer, of Merchant's State Bank in Freeman, SD, donated the bear. Tickets were sold in many different places, but the most successful place was at the Corn Palance Festival in Mitchell, SD. The lady selling jewelry next to me (John Alvarez) at the festival purchased tickets and ended up winning the Bear! Her names is Hazel Williams and she is from Rapid City, SD. She was so happy to win! She time to enjoy the pond. Hazel and her husband are pictured above. We would like to thank everyone who helped out on our 2011 fundraiser.




Fundraising - 2011 Shotgun Raffle




Carl Wegmann (on the left), winner of the shotgun raffle, is pictured here with his brothers, Jim and Jerry and his hunting dog Ruby.




Drawing at Firesteel for Shotguns.


My Fishing Pond draws winner for shotgun raffle

     Our first fund raiser raffle was in 2002, a one night stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Sioux Falls, SD. After 10 years we now have a Sioux Falls, Mitchell and golfing packages and we will be selling tickets in November or December 2011.

    We recently had the drawing for the Mossberg over/under shotgun and 2 person hunt at A1-Al’s valued at $1,115.00 plus a 2nd winner for a one person hunt valued at $250.00. The drawing took place at Firesteel Healthcare in Mitchell, SD. Leonard Vobr drew the winner for the shotgun and Karen Prickett drew the winner for the one person hunt. The fun didn’t stop then, we had a cake and coffee and talked about the two events when they came to the pond and fished.

    When I called the first winner, I talked to Sandra Wegmann, she had bought the ticket from Brian King, a volunteer from Emery, SD that was working in Edgewood, IA. She said My Fishing Pond Inc was a great organization and she wanted to help so she put her husbands name down. What a great anniversary present that turned out to be, as they celebrated 34 years of marriage on September 24th. Sandra works in the bank and Carl works at Silveredge Coop and they still farm, so when Carl comes to hunt, looks like Sandra will have to hold down the fort at home.

     The one day hunt valued at $250.00 was won by Rex Sampson from Brock Buffalo, WY. He was visiting Steven Carlson my next door neighbor and I sold him some tickets. He also knew about the Pond and the purpose.

     Congratulations to both winners and thanks for helping out.




Jeff Landen from Madison won a 2011 Remingont Model 870 express SMAG Watterfoul Shotgun.


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