June 10 is the deadline to buy your tickets for chances at thousands of dollars in prizes for the Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club’s online drawing at “With barely two weeks to go, tickets are still available in all categories, including the top prize of a 3-day, 4-night July 4th weekend holiday in a beautiful, fully furnished cabin on the Withlacoochee River in Dunnellon,” said Whitey Markle, SSJ Fundraising Chair.

Each ticket sold in one of 3 prize bundles has an extremely high chance of winning due to the limited number of tickets available. The fabulous Fourth of July Weekend for 5 on the Withlacoochee River donated by Dwight Porter Riverfront Properties also includes use of kayaks/canoes, 10 pounds of smoked mullet for dinner on the dock, and a ride on either the Rainbow River or Withlacoochee Rivers donated by Florida Glass-Bottomed Boats.

Three prize bundles also include the Outdoor Nature Attractions package of free boat trips on the Rainbow, Withlacoochee, Ocklawaha and Crystal Rivers, nature park outings, a personal health assessment and hundreds of dollars in gift certificates.

Tickets cost from $2.00 to $25.00 and sales are limited, increasing individual chances of winning.

Prize donors include: Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak; Birds Underwater; Rainbow River Glass Bottom Boats; Aardvarks Kayak Co.; Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park; Singing River tours; NorthStar Adventures; Bubbaques Restaurant; Leonardo’s 706 Restaurant; Front Porch Restaurant; The Ivy House Restaurant; The Pizza Joint; Dr. Zimmer’s Holistic Health Care;  The “Southwind” boat tours; Sweet Potatoes Restaurant; All About Nature Gifts; Just a Cupcake Café; Terry’s Shear Envy Hair Salon; children’s book author Jan Hitchcock, non-fiction book author and recording artist Kathryn Taubert, recording artist and Florida Smoked-Mullet Ambassador Whitey Markle, Dwight Porter Riverside Properties and more!

More than 90% of all donations raised go directly to Sierra’s important programs. Proceeds of this event will help fund environmental educational programs such as the highly acclaimed “Water Works: Stand Up and Act Now! “& “Seven Wonders.” Also under development are programs focusing on “Solar Energy: The Way to Energy Independence;” and “Smart Growth for Environmentally Sensitive Development in Your Community,” as well as an important Economic Study of the Ocklawaha and Silver Rivers.

Winners of the drawing will be announced by email or telephone on or about June 24 and on our website: SSJSIERRA.ORG. Log on to to get your tickets now!