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Chocolate box raffle again part of Foundation's annual meeting

Monday, June 18, 2012

Lynda Dunbar of Treasures on the Square, Steve Mason of Mason Jewelers, and Bill Shuee of Shuee and Sons display the 32-inch flat screen TV that will be one of the prizes given away in the chocolate box raffle Wednesday, June 20 during the Putnam County Community Foundation annual meeting at the Dixie Chopper Business Center.
Three local downtown businesses are once again making a difference to the Putnam County Community Foundation in a unique way.

Treasures on the Square owner Lynda Dunbar is donating 150 boxes of homemade chocolate. Mason Jewelers owner Steve Mason is donating a Citizens Eco-Drive watch. And Shuee and Sons owners Bill and Brent Shuee are donating a new 32-inch flat screen television.

The chocolate boxes will be offered for sale before and during the Putnam County Community Foundation's annual meeting on Wednesday, June 20.

The boxes of chocolates sell for $10 each or three for $25. Inside one of the boxes will be a certificate for the Eco-Drive watch. Inside another box will be a certificate for the television.

All of the boxes of chocolate will be opened on that evening in a highly anticipated reveal ceremony.

This is the fourth year that the chocolate box raffle has been a part of the gathering. The Foundation's annual meeting is set for Wednesday, June 20 at the Dixie Chopper Business Center, sponsored by North Salem State Bank, McDonald's/Jedele Enterprises, Dixie Chopper Business Center and Wabash Capital.

"I've come to realize how great the merchants and people of Putnam County are," praised Dean Gambill, community development director at the Community Foundation. "We greatly appreciate the generosity of these local businesses to make this an exciting raffle opportunity for everyone who buys a chocolate box."

All the money raised from the raffle will benefit the Community Foundation's Administrative Endowment.

The Putnam County Community Foundation is a public charity established in 1985 to serve donors, award grants and conduct community development to enrich the quality of life in Putnam County. It administers more than 225 funds and has issued more than $7 million in grants and scholarships since inception.

For more information about the Community Foundation, persons may call the number above or visit www.pcfoundation.org.

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