Monday, October 31, 2011

United Way of Lake County to Raffle Holiday Gift Baskets to the Public

United Way of Lake County employees are trying something new this year for their internal campaign. They've gathered the best in Lake County and put together great holiday baskets that you can bid on and win. These wonderful baskets will make great holiday gifts for the low price of just $5 for six tickets. That's right - all it takes is $5 to win and help those in need in Lake County.

The raffle begins today and will run through Friday, November 18. Don't pass up this opportunity. Stop by the office Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at 9285 Progress Parkway in Mentor or call Nick Carrabine at 440.639.1131 to order tickets.

All money raised during the 2011 United Way of Lake County campaign benefits programs that focus on senior citizens, health and human services, children and families and basic needs.

Special thanks to all the vendors who made donations. Below is a description of each basket:

Sports & Entertainment: Four tickets to a 2011-2012 Cleveland Cavaliers game; Four Club Seat Tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters Game; Two gift certificates for 18 holes at Black Brook Golf Course; $25 gift certificates to Flannery's Pub, Ballentine and Willoughby Brewing Co.; $20 gift certificates to Stadium Bar & Grille and Giuseppe's Pizza; Two gift certificates for 24 wing buckets at Winking Lizard and Nike Golf Balls.

Atlas Cinemas: Four movies passes; $30 Atlas gift certificate and eight boxes of candy.

Extreme Pizza and Beer: Gift certificates to Celebrity's Pizza, Guilio Bonazza's, Guys Pizza, Hungry Howie's, J's Pizza Market, Romeo's and Zappitelli's, a six-pack of Yuengling Lager a six-pack of Arcadia Ales Jaw-Jacker beer.

Make Up and Bags:
  Make up, bags and jewelry from Christian Dior, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bobbi Brown.

Upgrade Your Space 1: Cormac computer desk; Computer diagnostic/virus check; 4 GB Cruzer Blade thumb drive; Musical inspiration CD; Lake Health coffee mug and one hour of Microsoft Excel training.

Upgrade Your Space 2: Original framed photographs of Chagrin Forest and North Chagrin Reservation taken in the fall of 2010.

Hershey Homemade: Handcrafted items by students at the Huntsburg campus of Hershey Montessori School which include: Wooden birdhouse; Framed 5 x 7 student photograph of Mentor Headlands; Student-processed maple syrup; Student-canned pickles, salsa and preserves; Two hand-woven placemats; Wooden tongs; Two wooden ornaments; Three beeswax votive candles; Handcrafted bead bracelet; Three 5 x 7 cards of original photography; Two 5-packs of 4 x 6 cards of original photography; Ten postcards with picture of original schoolhouse.

Golf: Four rounds of golf at Quail Hollow Resort plus three individual golf lessons.

Oscar Giovanni Hair Salon: $200 gift certificate plus salon products including hairspray, moisture repair conditioner, repair shampoo, oil treatment and two polishes.

Car Care Kit: $100 gas card from Sunoco and $100 in car wash products.

Fish Fry: A Presto FryDaddy Elite electric deep fryer and five pounds of fresh caught Lake Erie Perch.

Yankee Candle and Shade: Yankee Candles, jewelry and a Live Laugh Love notepad.

An Array of Goodies: $50 gift certificate to John Palmer's Bistro 44, a Steve Madden Designer Scarf and lavender lotions and soaps.

Snowdrop Holiday: Four tickets to Country Lights at Lake Metroparks Farmpark; Admission to Santa's Workshop, Four dinners; Collector's item Snowdrop and the award winning book: Snowdrop's True Color; Holiday sweet treats, Alex Bevan Magic Moments CD and a collector's item Natural History of Lake County collector book.

Ladies & Gentlemen: $100 dollars in hair and salon products from Ladies & Gentleman.

Beautiful Hair: A cut and style along with assorted Onesta hair care products from jenniffer & co.


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