SSJ has just launched an exciting new online fundraiser, â€œWIN YOUR JULY 4 HOLIDAY WEEKEND (and much more!) HERE!â€ at ssjsierraclub.eventbrite.com. Ticket sales begin February 29 and end June 10, 2016.
With thousands of dollars in prizes donated by local merchants, SSJ volunteers are raising funds for Sierra Club projects in the 16 county SSJ area. â€œOur top prize is a 4 day, July 4th weekend holiday in a rustic, fully furnished cabin on the beautiful Withlacoochee River in Dunnellon,â€ said Whitey Markle, SSJ Fundraising Chair.
â€œThree different prize bundles, in addition to the July 4 Weekend include everything from free boat trips on the Rainbow, Withlacoochee and Crystal Rivers to personal health assessments, nature park outings and hundreds of dollars in gift certificates,â€ Markle states. Ticket sales will be limited to increase the odds of winning. Three prize packages are:
1. SPECTACULAR JULY 4 WEEKEND GETAWAY PACKAGE
Only 100 tickets will be sold at $25.00 each. Chance of winning is 1 in 100.
Tickets sold for this incredible getaway for 5 people at Cypress Point cabin and includes use of kayaks, canoes & paddleboards with safety equipment. The package also includes a gift certificate from Florida Glass Bottom Boats for trips on the Rainbow or Withlacoochee Rivers in Dunnellon, FL, a historical tour by kayaks on the Withlacoochee River, and 10 pounds of smoked mullet to enjoy on your arrival at the Cabin!
2. OUTDOOR NATURE ATTRACTIONS PACKAGE
$5.00 EACH. Chance of winning is 1 in 500.
Day trip for 5 on the Rainbow and Withlacoochee Rivers with choice of kayaks, canoes or paddleboards by Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak, Dunnellon, FL; Â day trip for 4 on Kingâ€™s Bay in Crystal River with your choice of canoes or kayaks by Birds Underwater, Crystal River, FL; two free kayak trips from Aardvarkâ€™s Florida Kayak Company, Crystal River, FL; A boat tour for 4 of the Ocklawaha or Silver Rivers by Northstar Adventures; A cruise for 4 of the Crystal River on the pontoon boat, â€œSouthwind;” by Captain Bob Lewis; Â 2 passes for 4 people to Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and 6 passes for an Eco tour of the Rainbow River by Singing River Tours of Dunnellon, FL
3. INDOOR PACKAGE OF FOOD, FUN AND HEALTH
$3.00 EACH. Chance of winning 1 in 750.
Holistic Health Assessment and Consultation session to include: lifestyle changes, nutritional assessment, acupressure treatment, Tai-Chi class by Dr. Susan Zimmer, Crystal River, FL; a beautiful bird house locally made by All About Nature in Crystal River, FL; gift certificates for 2 wood-fired pizzas by The Pizza Joint, Dunnellon, FL; 2 five-course meals at Leonardoâ€™s 706 in Gainesville, FL; Just A Cupcake Bakery & CafÃ©, Dunnellon, FL; The Front Porch Restaurant and Pie Shop in Dunnellon, FL; breakfast or lunch at Sweet Potatoes Breakfast & Lunch CafÃ© (Ocala); Â lunch or dinner at The Ivy House, Williston/Ocala, FL; a free haircut at Terryâ€™s Shear Envy Hair Salon, Dunnellon, FL; 2 lunches or dinners at BubbaQues; 4 published works (2 non-fiction books and 2 CDs of jazz standards) personally autographed by author/jazz vocalist Kathryn Taubert, Dunnellon, FL; Childrenâ€™s book (ages 3-9), “Rosie’s Flight,â€ Â a fictionalized version of a true-life flamingo is personally autographed by author Jan Hoag Hitchcock.
â€œThe Eventbrite.com online website is very secure and easy to use,â€ states Markle. Ticket sales run from February 29 to June 10, 2016, so get your tickets now before they sell out. The more you buy, the greater your chance of winning great prizes for yourself or to give as gifts.â€More than 90% of all donations raised go directly to Sierra’s important programs. Donations to this event will fund an important Economic Study of the Ocklawaha and Silver Rivers, as well as educational programs such as “Water Works: Stand Up and Act Now! â€œ& “Seven Wonders” interactive programs designed to help people understand problems with our local water resources, why we should care, and what we can do about it. Â Also under development are other presenter-led, PowerPoint programs for clubs and organizations on “Solar Energy: The Way to Energy Independence;” and “Smart Growth for Environmentally Sensitive Development in Your Community.”
Winners of the drawing will be announced by email or telephone on or about June 24 and on our website: SSJSIERRA.ORG