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 ssjsierraclub.eventbrite.com. “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.