Linton comes alive as local pub raffled off

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The membership president, Mr Bob Crowe, mentioned he thought all of the membership’s 100 gamers and their households turned out for yesterday’s draw, as did most of Linton’s 500 residents, a big group of Vietnam Veterans Bike Membership members and vacationers.

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Mr Crowe thanked the ticket holders, most of whom had been within the crowd, for participating. In what has been dubbed the Raffle of the Century. “We’re solely a battling membership and I believe this’ll put us on our ft,” Mr Crowe mentioned.

The federal member for Ballarat, Mr Michael Ronaldson, drew the profitable ticket from a pink cement mixer on the again of a truck.

“Somebody in the present day goes to have mates they by no means had earlier than,” Mr Ronaldson mentioned.

The brand new homeowners are a syndicate from Moorabbin — ticket quantity 638. Second prize was an oak barrel of Jim Beam and third prize a pallet of Victoria Bitter stubbles.

No one within the crowd appeared to thoughts that the prize winners weren’t on the draw. Late yesterday, organisers mentioned the winners had been on their solution to Linton to occasion with locals.

The Buninyong Soccer Membership yesterday started promoting tickets — 1000 at $1000 every — for the raffle of the $580,000 Merinda Lodge in Bowen in north Queensland. The draw is about for 31 January.

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