By Linda Lopez, executive director of the LWHSD210 Foundation
Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Foundation for Educational Excellence announces the winners of the First Early Bird Drawing. They are Eleanor and Anthony Kestel of Manhattan, John Fitzpatrick of Tinley Park and Richard Koefoed of Joliet.
Eleanor and Anthony Kestel were excited to learn that they won $1,500 in the first Early Bird Drawing. They purchased tickets to support the high schools attended not only by their grandchildren, but also their children. Eleanor Kestel stated, “We are very happy with the high schools. Our children graduated from Lincoln-Way Central, and our grandchildren attend the same school. We just wanted to support the schools. We never imagined we would win anything!”
The Kestels purchased tickets last year for the first time. When they saw the article in the newspaper about purchasing tickets at Frankfort's Alsip Nursery, they stopped there to purchase their ticket in time to be eligible for all Early Bird drawings.
Richard Koefoed, on the other hand, has been purchasing raffle tickets from the Lincoln-Way Foundation for years. Koefoed is a 1977 graduate of Lincoln-Way, and this is one way he can support his high school. Koefoed said, “I’m very fortunate to have had a great Lincoln-Way education. I buy the raffle tickets as a way to show my gratitude…and a way to make a difference for today’s Lincoln-Way students.”
If you missed out on the first Early Bird Drawing, there is still time to purchase tickets for the Second Early Bird. Purchase your ticket on or before Oct. 12, and you will be eligible to win Early Bird Prizes of $500, $250, $150 and $100.
The $100,000 grand prize Dream Raffle drawing is Dec. 5. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold. Purchase your online ticket at Lincoln-Way Dream Raffle.
The Dream Raffle offers up to $100,000 in prizes, including the grand prize, eight $1,000 prizes and cash Early Bird Prizes. Every Dream Raffle ticket comes with $100 in coupons from local vendors. This year’s ticket includes coupons from Alsip Home & Nursery, Aurelio’s Pizza, Edible Arrangements, Little Joe’s, Berkot’s, Gatto’s, Mattina Café, Fuller’s Carwash, Chicago Dough, Papa Joe’s, Kirby’s Bakery and Ranch Frostie.
Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Foundation for Educational Excellence is a 501c3 organization. To learn more about the Foundation or the Lincoln-Way Dream Raffle, visit the website or call Linda Lopez at the Foundation Office at 815-462-2976.