December 28 2007

Press Release: Wayne County Historical Society Raffle Kickoff

WCHS Raffle co-chair Dave Williams (left) sells first 2007 ticket to last year's winner Barry Novack of Hawley.

Barry Novack and Liana MacKinnon of Hawley, winners of last year's 2007 Dodge Caliber.

Ryan Haller, Barry Novack and Dave Williams. Haller and Willians are co-chairs of the WCHS Raffle and Novack purchased the first ticket.

Harry "Skip" Hillier, who is supervising construction for the Wayne County HIstorical Society, leads a tour through the new addition.

The Wayne County Historical Society kicked off its second annual automobile raffle on Friday, September 25, at the site of the new addition behind the main building on Main Street. The first 2007 raffle ticket was purchased by last year’s winners, Barry Novack and Liana MacKinnon of Hawley, from raffle co-chairs Dave Williams and Ryan Haller.

This year’s vehicle, provided by B & B Dodge, is a 2008 Dodge Avenger R/T, which was displayed at the kickoff. The Avenger R/T features a 235-HP 3.5-liter V6 engine, front wheel drive, six-speed AutoStick® transmission, 18-inch aluminum wheels, automatic temperature control and steering wheel mounted audio controls and will be ordered in the color of the winner’s choice. Optional features are available at the winner’s expense.

Raffle tickets are $50, and only one thousand will be sold. The winning number will match the Pennsylvania Evening Daily Number for Saturday, December 29, 2007.

Raffle proceeds will help pay for construction of the new addition, which is well on its way. Target date for substantial completion is Labor Day, and a Grand Opening is planned for the fall. The new space will provide sorely needed climate-controlled storage for artifacts and documentary materials as well as additional gallery and meeting facilities. Buildings & Grounds Committee Chair Harry “Skip” Hillier, who is acting as Project Manager for the society, led a group of interested guests on a tour of the addition, a 5,000 square foot structure that will bring the Wayne County Historical Society firmly into the 21st century.

Raffle tickets are currently on sale at the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main St.; B & B Dodge, 125 Grandview Ave., both Honesdale;.the Looking Glass Gallery, 229 Main Ave., Hawley, and from any WCHS trustee.