Best Raffle Ever! 2020



You do not need to be present to win. One lucky raffle ticket $5. FIVE very lucky raffle tickets $20.  Buy raffle tickets on this page. Deadline to buy tickets online is 10/23/2020. Or, print your own tickets and mail in tickets early!

Friends 2020 Raffle Lancaster Barnyard R
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PRINT YOUR OWN TICKETS! Be sure your printer is on. Next, mail early to Friends, PO Box 137, Wardsboro VT 05355 with your payment.

The traditional images of American Folk Art are always uplifting to our spirits—the charming “Lancaster Barnyard” hooked rug was designed by Lori Brechlin of Amherst, Virginia and hand hooked by Wardsboro fiber Artist Linda Gifkins. It features two cheery, clucking chickens and a giant blue morning glory blooming from a basket. It is a raffle prize made in Vermont that everyone would love to win! Display it as a cozy rug by your reading chair, or show it off as a wonderful wall hanging. Just 27″ long by 20″ wide, you’ll find the perfect spot to display this eye-catching work of art. It is all wool, made with new and recycled materials, and is finished with a hand sewn binding and Linda Gifkins's official maker’s label. The retail value of the prize is estimated at $600.

The Best Raffle Ever! prize will be on display at the Wardsboro Public Library (when it reopens to the public).

BUY RAFFLE TICKETS ON THIS PAGE --SELECT BUY NOW! The Friends will register your tickets and notify you by email of your purchase. 

PRINT YOUR OWN RAFFLE TICKETS RIGHT NOW! Be sure your printer is on. Next, mail in your tickets and payment early to Friends, PO Box 137, Wardsboro VT 05355.

The Friends are very appreciative of the donation from Linda Gifkins. She says “It takes about 40 hours to complete a project like this. I love to do these classic folk art designs because they are simple, yet very expressive.” This is the fourth time one of her hooked rug creations has been offered as a raffle prize, so you don’t want to miss this one!

The drawing will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Each year, the proceeds of the Best Raffle Ever! help cover the cost of utilities and upkeep at the Gloria Danforth Memorial building, which is the home of the Wardsboro Public Library at 170 Main Street.

Best Raffle Ever!
Winner of the 2019 Best Raffle Ever!
Wanda Ell, Cincinnati, Ohio
She is the winner of an original design "Simply Vermont" textile wall-hanging drawn and crafted by Wardsboro resident quilt-maker Christy Foote-Smith, and generously donated to the Friends for our fundraising. Handmade in Vermont.
Drawing was held on October 26, 2019 at the Gilfeather Turnip Festival. Thank you to everyone who took chances on this prize. It was a very good fundraiser for the Friends
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