CALUMET - Prize winners in the Calumet Theatre's Grand Raffle were drawn Nov. 3 before a live audience.
The theater met its goal to sell 1,000 grand raffle tickets, providing $34,000 in five cash prizes. That goal was achieved.
"We are so appreciative of the support of everyone in the community and beyond for helping us to reach our goal," said Calumet Theatre Executive Director Laura Miller.
Houghton County Board of Commissioners Chair Ed Jenich, far left, pulls the winning raffle tickets on stage at the Calumet Theatre Nov. 3. Also shown are Calumet Theatre Executive Director Laura Miller, Theatre Board Chair Art Limback and Raffle Committee member Jane Zutter.
Ed Jenich, chair of the Houghton County Board of Commissioners, pulled the six winning tickets from a giant fish bowl on the theatre's stage. He was accompanied by Raffle Committee members, the Board's chair and Miller.
The winners of the Calumet Theatre's 2012 Grand Raffle are: 1st place $20,000 - Myrtle Barrette; 2nd place $5,000 - Gracia Bracco; 3rd place $4,000 - David Crowley; 4th place $3,000 - Brian Haapapuro; 5th place $2,000 - Tom Tikkanen; and 6th place, two tickets to all 2013 stage events - John Knodt.
Proceeds from the Calumet Theatre's GRAND Raffle will used to refinish the front doors and display window area, replace door locking mechanisms, install a new security system, enhance tours with extra displays and sound devices and replacement of bathroom furnishings.