And the Winners Are…

Our first ever Labor Day Raffle was a smashing success by all measures! We received 20 generous donations from local businesses and residents, and hundreds of people—year rounders, summer residents, and visitors—bought nearly 2,000 tickets. Two dozen volunteers logged over 100 hours selling raffle tickets on the library porch, and we raised a grand total of $11,742!

In short, WOW! So without further delay, here are the winning ticket numbers:

$10 Raffle Prizes Winning Ticket Number
At Home Chinese Dinner 832164
Chef La Mason Dinner 832595
Family Beachfront Vacation 832220
Lynn Duryea Ceramic Sculpture 832355
Three-Night Getaway for Two 832380

Wait! There’s more…

$5 Raffle Prizes Winning Ticket Number
44 North, $50 Gift Certificate 889630
Acadia House Provisions, Dinner for Two 361086
Aragosta, Dinner for Two 889487
Blue Hill Books, Late Summer Reading Book Bundle 889486
Blue Hill Wine Shop, $100 Gift Certificate 889702
Burnt Cove Boil, Dinner for Two 889987
Fin & Fern, Dinner for Two 889698
Greenhead Lobster, Frozen Lobster Tails 361126
Klemenz Family, 10 Fresh Lobsters 889796
L.L. Bean, $75 Gift Card (1 of 2) 889178
L.L. Bean, $75 Gift Card (2 of 2) 889746
Long Cove Sea Farm, Two Dozen Oysters 889933
Oceanville Flowers, Seasonal Flower Arrangement 361092
Scott Goldberg, Stoneware Bowl 361300
Sea Kayak Stonington, Evening Kayak Trip 889333

Congratulations to all the winning ticket holders! Winners can contact the library at stonington.public.library@gmail.com to claim their prizes. In your email, provide proof of purchase, such as a clear photograph showing your ticket number or an email receipt with ticket numbers for online purchases. Winners can also present proof of purchase in person during library hours to claim their prizes. Prizes must be claimed by 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

Thank YOU to each and every individual who pitched in and helped us raise a record amount of money! Together, we have ensured a free community resource open to all year round. Our success is a collective success with so many contributing what they can. That means more to us than any dollar amount, and we heard your overwhelmingly positive feedback each day we were out there selling tickets. It bears repeating: THANK YOU!

Family Beachfront Vacation — SPL Labor Day Raffle

Three-Night Beachfront Vacation for up to 8 ($1500 value)

A memorable vacation for the whole family or two couples! Get away from the hustle and bustle, and enjoy the best that Maine has to offer. Tucked away at the tip of Indian Point, the house sits just steps from the beach and overlooks Webb Cove, Grog Island, and Deer Island Thorofare. Go for a hike, take a dip, relax in the sauna…or just soak up the sun and breath in the sea air. Downtown Stonington and the rest of the island are easily accessible by car. Available from May through September 2022. Pool your resources with friends and increase your odds!

Purchase raffle ticket(s) for the Family Beachfront Vacation below. If you purchase multiple tickets and wish to split them between raffles, please make a note when making your purchase or follow up by email at stonington.public.library@gmail.com. All purchases must be completed by 8pm EDT on Sunday, September 5, 2021. A volunteer will contact you with your ticket number(s) within 12 hours of your purchase. (There is a surcharge on all tickets purchased online.)

Register with a valid email address to receive the Zoom link for our live raffle drawing on Monday, September 6 at 11am EDT. You do not have to attend the live drawing to be eligible to win. Winning ticket numbers will be posted online after the drawing concludes; winners will be responsible for claiming their prize(s) with proof of purchase.

View more prizes:

Chef La Mason Dinner ($10/ticket)
At Home Chinese Dinner ($10/ticket)
Three-Night Getaway for Two ($10/ticket)
Lynn Duryea Ceramic Sculpture ($10/ticket)

15+ prizes valued between $40-$300 ($5/ticket)

Lynn Duryea Ceramic Sculpture — SPL Labor Day Raffle

Slant #10 Ceramic Sculpture by Deer Isle Artist, Lynn Duryea ($900 value)

This handsome slab-constructed sculpture stands 24” high and will be a stunning addition to your home. Lynn Duryea’s sculpture is widely published, exhibited, and collected throughout the U.S. and abroad. Locally her work can be seen at the Turtle Gallery. For more information on Lynn and her work, go to her website lynnduryea.com

Purchase raffle ticket(s) for the Lynn Duryea Ceramic Sculpture below. If you purchase multiple tickets and wish to split them between raffles, please make a note when making your purchase or follow up by email at stonington.public.library@gmail.com. All purchases must be completed by 8pm EDT on Sunday, September 5, 2021. We will contact you with your ticket number(s) within 12 hours of your purchase. (There is a surcharge on all tickets purchased online.)

Register with a valid email address to receive the Zoom link for our live raffle drawing on Monday, September 6 at 11am EDT. You do not have to attend the live drawing to be eligible to win. Winning ticket numbers will be posted online after the drawing concludes; winners will be responsible for claiming their prize(s) with proof of purchase.

View more prizes:

Chef La Mason Dinner ($10/ticket)
At Home Chinese Dinner ($10/ticket)
Three-Night Getaway for Two ($10/ticket)
Family Beachfront Vacation ($10/ticket)

15+ prizes valued between $40-$300 ($5/ticket)

At Home Chinese Dinner — SPL Labor Day Raffle

At Home Chinese Dinner with Wine Pairing ($450 value)

Christopher Ross, the Stonington Public Library director, will draw on his years of experience living in and eating his way across China to prepare a dinner for four at your home. He can work with the winner to prepare a menu that gives a taste of China while meeting any dietary requirements. The dinner will be paired with a selection of wines from Blue Hill Wine Shop and can be arranged with Chris between October 2021 and September 2022. Food and wine are generous donations by anonymous donors. Pool your resources with friends and increase your odds!

Purchase raffle ticket(s) for the At Home Chinese Dinner below. If you purchase multiple tickets and wish to split them between raffles, please make a note when making your purchase or follow up by email at stonington.public.library@gmail.com. All purchases must be completed by 8pm EDT on Sunday, September 5, 2021. We will contact you with your ticket number(s) within 12 hours of your purchase. (There is a surcharge on all tickets purchased online.)

Register with a valid email address to receive the Zoom link for our live raffle drawing on Monday, September 6 at 11am EDT. You do not have to attend the live drawing to be eligible to win. Winning ticket numbers will be posted online after the drawing concludes; winners will be responsible for claiming their prize(s) with proof of purchase.

View more prizes:

Chef La Mason Dinner ($10/ticket)
Three-Night Getaway for Two ($10/ticket)
Lynn Duryea Ceramic Sculpture ($10/ticket)
Family Beachfront Vacation ($10/ticket)

15+ prizes valued between $40-$300 ($5/ticket)

Three-Night Getaway for Two — SPL Labor Day Raffle

Three-Night Stay at Secluded Apartment with Beach Access ($600 value)

A weekend–or midweek–getaway for two! Stay in the library director’s treetop apartment for three nights. A little more than a stone’s throw from downtown Stonington, the open floorplan apartment sits in a private location among the trees with private access to the beach. There is a balcony for alfresco dining, and there are hiking trails throughout the property. Pet friendly, smoke-free. Full kitchen and bath, plus outdoor shower. Available between October 2021 and September 2022. Team up with a friend and increase your odds!

Purchase raffle ticket(s) for the Three-Night Getaway for Two below. If you purchase multiple tickets and wish to split them between raffles, please make a note when making your purchase or follow up by email at stonington.public.library@gmail.com. All purchases must be completed by 8pm EDT on Sunday, September 5, 2021. We will contact you with your ticket number(s) within 12 hours of your purchase. (There is a surcharge on all tickets purchased online.)

Register with a valid email address to receive the Zoom link for our live raffle drawing on Monday, September 6 at 11am EDT. You do not have to attend the live drawing to be eligible to win. Winning ticket numbers will be posted online after the drawing concludes; winners will be responsible for claiming their prize(s) with proof of purchase.

View more prizes:

Chef La Mason Dinner ($10/ticket)
At Home Chinese Dinner ($10/ticket)
Lynn Duryea Ceramic Sculpture ($10/ticket)
Family Beachfront Vacation ($10/ticket)

15+ prizes valued between $40-$300 ($5/ticket)

Chef La Mason Dinner — SPL Labor Day Raffle

At Home Catered Dinner Party for Eight by Chef La Mason ($400 value)

Acclaimed Chef La Mason will cater and serve a complete dinner party for five to eight people at your home or place of your choice at locations throughout Deer Isle, Stonington, or the Peninsula. Her repertoire spans a wide range of world cuisines, and she will work with you to choose the menu to fit you and your guests tastes. Chef La will donate $400 toward the total cost. Should you be the winner, contact Chef La to arrange the dinner at a time after mid-September 2021 and before September 1, 2022. To learn more, visit her website at: bonfetecuisine.com. Pool your resources with friends and increase your odds of winning an evening with great food and company!

Purchase raffle ticket(s) for the Chef La Mason Dinner below. If you purchase multiple tickets and wish to split them between raffles, please make a note when making your purchase or follow up by email at stonington.public.library@gmail.com. All purchases must be completed by 8pm EDT on Sunday, September 5, 2021. We will contact you with your ticket number(s) within 12 hours of your purchase. (There is a surcharge on all tickets purchased online.)

Register with a valid email address to receive the Zoom link for our live raffle drawing on Monday, September 6 at 11am EDT. You do not have to attend the live drawing to be eligible to win. Winning ticket numbers will be posted online after the drawing concludes; winners will be responsible for claiming their prize(s) with proof of purchase.

View more prizes:

At Home Chinese Dinner ($10/ticket)
Three-Night Getaway for Two ($10/ticket)
Lynn Duryea Ceramic Sculpture ($10/ticket)
Family Beachfront Vacation ($10/ticket)

15+ prizes valued between $40-$300 ($5/ticket)

Prizes for $5 Tickets — SPL Labor Day Raffle

Prizes will be updated as more are confirmed. Complete list will be available at least 48 hours before the raffle drawing.

Prizes and winning tickets drawn at random.

Two Dozen Whole Oysters ($41 value)

Two dozen whole (unshucked) oysters and mignonette from Long Cove Sea Farm in Deer Isle, Maine. To learn more, visit longcoveseafarm.com

44 North Gift Certificate ($50 value)

This certificate is redeemable for coffee or any 44 North labeled merchandise, online or at either the Deer Isle or Stonington location. Shipping charges will be extra. To learn more, visit 44northcoffee.com
Custom Arrangement of Seasonal Flowers ($60 value)

Oceanville Flowers provides bouquets for both local businesses and subscribers and will consult with the winner on your favorite color and style. Garden blooms grown organically and sustainably right here in Stonington. Good until October 1, 2021 or from June 1 through October 1, 2022. To learn more, visit oceanvilleflowers.com

2 L.L.Bean Gift Cards ($75 value each)

The perfect clothing, gear and home goods for the Maine lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a down jacket, a dog bed, hiking boots or anything in between, L.L.Bean has you covered! (Two winners will be drawn. One card per winner.)

Burnt Cove Boil Downeast Dinner for Two ($75 value)

Enjoy an evening for two on Fifield Point – home to  one of Stonington’s most majestic sunsets! Redeemable until August 2022. To learn more, visit burntcoveboil.com

Blue Hill Wine Shop Gift Certificate ($100 value)

This certificate may be used toward any purchase of wine, cheese or other foods at the Blue Hill Wine Shop, 193 Main St., Blue Hill. Choose among an outstanding selection of wines, cheeses and specialty foods from around the world at a variety of price levels with help from the shop’s expert staff. To learn more, visit bluehillwineshop.com

Dinner for Two at Acadia House Provisions ($120 value)

Three-starred Michelin chef Ryan McCaskey invites you to dinner overlooking the Stonington Harbor and Deer Isle Thorofare. Gourmet dinner for two in this premiere Stonington restaurant, including a glass of wine (tax and tip excluded). Valid until September 15, 2022. To learn more, visit acadiahouseprovisions.com

Dinner for Two at Fin & Fern ($120 value)

Enjoy the flavors of modern Maine at Fin & Fern. Three-course dinner with a glass of wine for two, excluding tip. Valid until October 2022. To learn more, visit finandfernme.com

Scott Goldberg Stoneware Bowl ($125 value)

Add a beautiful 12″ stoneware bowl to your collection. Wheel-thrown with wax relief decoration by Scott Goldberg of Brooksville.

Evening Kayak Trip with Sea Kayak Stonington ($140 value)

Enjoy a 2.5-hour guided kayak paddle for two around Crotch Island, with views of the current and historic quarrying operations and a stop on the beach at Sand Island. Experience the spectacular sunset over Penobscot Bay before returning to Stonington through the Deer Isle Thoroughfare.  Additional paddlers may be added at additional cost. This certificate is good from now through mid-October 2022. To learn more, visit seakayakstonington.org

Family Pack of Frozen Lobster Tails ($146 value)

Each  family pack box contains  between 10 and 12 5 -to 6oz. flash frozen lobster tails, shipped to your home. A treat for the family and friends from the waters off Stonington, donated by Greenhead Lobster. To learn more, visit greenheadlobster.com

10 lobsters from Chris & Eryn Klemenz ($150 value)

From sea to table. Throw a dinner party for friends with 10 lobsters caught by Chris and Eryn Klemenz. Seafood at its freshest!

 

Late Summer Reading Book Bundle from Blue Hill Books ($179 value)

Put your feet up and savor a few contemporary novels, a literary anthology of wine writing, an episodic travelogue of our southern neighbor, and an inspiring read on addressing climate change. To learn more, visit bluehillbooks.com

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
With Teeth by Kristen Arnett
Leading Men by Christopher Castellani
Wine Reads ed. by Jay McInerney
Horizontal Vertigo by Juan Villoro
All We Can Save ed. by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson

Dinner for Two at Aragosta ($275 value)

Dinner for two at Aragosta at Goose Cove, Deer Isle. Gratuity and beverages not included. To learn more, visit aragostamaine.com

View more prizes:

Chef La Mason Dinner ($10/ticket)
At Home Chinese Dinner ($10/ticket)
Three-Night Getaway for Two ($10/ticket)
Lynn Duryea Ceramic Sculpture ($10/ticket)
Family Beachfront Vacation ($10/ticket)

August Story Hour & Craft for Kids

Chris reads Whale in a Fishbowl by Troy Howell and illustrated by Richard Jones. No whale belongs in a fishbowl, but you can have a whale marking your place in a book. Drop into the library for a craft kit to make a whale bookmark.