Rotary Club of Waukegan Holds Annual Raffle
CUSD #60 Dean wins cash and model car
Waukegan, IL, September 22, 2015: This year, the Rotary Club of Waukegan’s annual car raffle looked a little different with a 1:24 scale die cast model car and up to $5000 cash as the winnings! The winning ticket was pulled on Sunday, September 13, in conjunction with the Mis-Shifts Car Club’s 1st Annual Gold Pyramid House Car Show.  The winner was Michael Washington, the Dean of Discipline at Abbott Middle School at Waukegan’s Community Unit School District #60.
“I’ve participated in a lot of raffles over the years but never won one,” said Mr. Washington.  He was delighted when his ticket was pulled from the 896 tickets sold and plans on giving some to his church, some to the Young Men of Vision organization, and taking a trip with his winnings!  “I am so glad that I could help support Rotary’s many interests like literacy, world peace, clean water, and the eradication of polio.”  The ticket was pulled by a little girl named Hope, underscoring Rotary’s service to children in need.
The Rotary Club would like to thank the Mis-Shifts Car Club, North Shore Rods, and all participants.  Proceeds from all Rotary Club of Waukegan fundraisers benefit Waukegan and local charities and non-profit organizations of all types. In 2016, the Club will celebrate its one hundredth year of service to the community with a gala evening. The Rotary Club of Waukegan 100 Year Gala, A Celebration 1916-2016 will be held on October 21, 2016.
About Rotary Club of Waukegan: The oldest Rotary club in district 6440, which serves northeast Illinois, the Rotary Club of Waukegan raises funds and donates service in support of community-wide needs, from literacy to domestic abuse. The Club celebrates its centennial in 2016; more details forthcoming. Rotary Club of Waukegan meets on Thursdays at noon at Bonnie Brook Golf Club, 2800 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan.