It is tradition. It is the time of the year when the Alaska State Fair draws to a close and it is almost time for our Iditarod Checkpoint booth to head to storage. It’s been a great couple of weeks at the fair. We’ve showcased our merchandise, talked with race fans, and spent time with old friends who have dropped by our both at the fair. We’ve shared the Iditarod story with others and we’ve also enjoyed just spending time at the fair.
But before we could close the doors to Checkpoint Iditarod at the fair, there were a few more things that needed to happen. Around 5:00, folks started to gather at our booth at the fair… Just like in previous years, folks were gathered to witness the ‘drawing of the summer raffle tickets’ and celebrate with the winners, the Last Great Race on Earth, Iditarod…
All 2000 tickets sold and were in the drum for the drawing! We know this and you are guaranteed this to be true, because our CPA firm double and triple checked… The tickets were in the drum. Staff arrived on the scene for the drawing. A group of friends and race fans gathered at the Iditarod Booth at the Alaska State Fair to watch the drum roll, the door of the drum open, tickets pulled from the drum, and the lucky winner’s ticket announced.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket or came out to watch the drawing. YOU are the Iditarod…. Thanks!
The list of winners are…..
Winner of Prize #1 – 2014 Dodge Ram 4×4 Quad Cab Pickup valued at $39,200.00, donated by Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is — 0741- Cathleen Jimmie – Anchorage
Winner of Prize # 2 (Spa – 5 Person Hot Tub!) ticket 1606 Genive Conley – Arizona
Winner of prize #3, a Maxxon CS 420 Inflatable 14′ boat – ticket# 205, Wayne Brown, Sitka, AK!
Winner of prize #4 – Tohatsu 3.5 HP Four Stroke Outboard Motor valued at $1,250.00, donated by Storm Chasers Marine Service, Inc. is 1364 Dustin Phillips
Winner of prize #5 – 1988 A/P Iditarod Collectors Print, “A Welcome Rest” signed by Susan Butcher & Libby Riddles valued at $3,000.00 is 825 Don Honea Sr
Winner of prize#6 – One way car shipment between Tacoma,WA & Anchorage,AK valued at $1,845.00, donated by Horizon Lines is 1437 Shane Dippert
Winner of prize #7 – Roundtrip Airfare for 2 to most PenAir destinations valued at $1,500.00, donated by PenAir is 804 Joe Carson
Winner of prize #8 – H20asis Season Passes for adult & child valued at $838.00, donated by H2Oasis Indoor Waterpark is 1972 George Egowa
Winner of prize #9 – #1 Race Bib signed by Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey, valued at $1,500.00 is 1634 Robert Labbe
Winner of prize #10 – 2014 Dodge Ram 4×4 Quad Cab Pickup valued at $39,200.00, donated by Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is 1017 Jeff Muckey
*Our CPA firm, Newhouse & Vogler of Anchorage, ensured that all ticket stubs were in the drum at the time of the drawing on Monday, September 1, at 5:00 pm AKDT. We would like to thank our CPA firm for their dedication to making sure your ticket is in the drum! Thank you, ticket holders!
** We would also like to thank the volunteers who worked at our booth at the fair. We appreciate your help and dedication to the race. See you next year!