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)