Raffle to benefit SAVES

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FARMINGTON – In celebration of their 25th year of service, Sexual Assault Victims Emergency Services is hosting a raffle fundraiser that will run until July 20. Proceeds will benefit SAVES’ work in the Franklin County area.

First prize is a garden shed or children’s playhouse custom-built by Foster Regional Applied Technology Center students. The shed construction is a result of a partnership between Foster Regional Applied Technology Center, SAVES, and Hammond Lumber. 

The students at Foster Applied Technical worked with their instructor, Mike Fogg, to build the custom shed/playhouse with materials supplied by Al Feather and Hammond Lumber. The shed, which is a spacious 8-foot x 8-foot, includes a window, lockable door, and custom painting designed and implemented by Wildflower Walls’ Janine Winn. Other anonymous donors also contributed to the construction of the shed, which is currently on display at Hammond Lumber on Farmington Falls Road/Rt. 4 in Farmington.

Other prizes include two one-night all-expenses-paid getaways to Sugarloaf Ski Resort and a deluxe condominium at Saddleback Mountain as well as a “date night” including dinner at the Boiler Room and movie passes.

The tickets, priced at one ticket for $5 or five tickets for $20, are available for sale at SAVES on Pleasant Street in Farmington, Hammond Lumber on Farmington Falls Road, Mickey’s Hallmark in Downtown Farmington, and the Wilton Public Library in Downtown Wilton, and Ecopelagicon Nature Store in Rangeley. Tickets will be available until July 20, the date upon which the raffle winners will be drawn. Entrants need not be present to win.

To learn more or to get involved, contact SAVES at 778-9522 or visit SAVES’ Web site at www.savesrapecrisis.org If you would like information or support related to any type of sexual violence, please call our 24-hour confidential helpline at 1-800-871-7741. If you are a cell phone user in Franklin County, you may call 1-866-740-9516.

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