The YWCA Ninth Annual Reverse Raffle held May 3 raised more than $10,000 to support YWCA programs. For the first time since the fundraiser was established, the event was sold out. The committee was able to transform the YWCA gymnasium into a festive site for the occasion. Guest emcee Peggy Ehora from Dominion did a wonderful job getting the audience to participate and entertained all with her humor.
We would like to say thank you to our sponsors this year: St. Rita's Medical Center, Dominion, Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima Textile Services, Ohio State University-Lima, Spherion, Union Bank Co., Lima Memorial Health System and The Lima News. Lane's Record Storage, Dick and Mary Lane, donated the beverages, and Kathy Stuckey of Corpcomm Group contributed to advertising.
We are grateful to the attendees and look forward to seeing all of you next year for the 10th Annual Reverse Raffle.
Jennifer R. Lawson is executive director of the YWCA of Lima.