Time is running out to purchase a Ferst Readers Fall Fundraiser raffle ticket to “adopt” a local child who willreceive one free book each month for a year. This ticket also gives you five chances to win fabulous prizes donated by the fine merchants around the lake.

This year’s prizes include two dining experiences, two shopping sprees or flowers every other month from Z. Grant Design. The restaurants participating are Café 44, Bone Island Grill, The Silver Moon, Filet Steak & Seafood, Georgia Butts BBQ, The Grill, Sisson’s Old South Bar-B-Que, and The Iron Fork Café.  The participating shops are Bend the Trend, Madeleine Page Footwear & Apparel, The French Hare, Plantation Olive Oil Company, Paper Soiree, Aurum Jewelers, Cheveux Salon, Il Mio Gioiello Boutique, and Lakeside Art Gallery. 

The drawing will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24at da Corrado Ristorante. You do not have to be present to win. Da Corrado will offer a prix fixe menu that night for $22 to all attending for the Ferst Readers Raffle drawing. Make your reservation by calling 706-453-1110 and indicate that you will be there to support Ferst Readers.

The goal is to support 500 children in Greene and Putnam Counties for the coming year by raising $17,500. 

Tickets can be purchased from any community action team member, from Cathy Mize at 478-454-7150, from Carol Kuhn at 443-867-2012, or from Diana O’Keefe at 706-467-3765. Tickets are also available at Bend the Trend, Greene County Chamber, or BankSouth (Lake Oconee branch).

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