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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Raffle garners more than $50,000 for hospital

Raffle garners more than $50,000 for hospital

On October 30, the raffle to benefit Children’s Hospital ended and the winners were drawn. The first place winner of the mud boat was Kenny McWilliams. Second place winner Brock Bourg won a pirogue and third place winner Carl Chauvin won a 12-gauge shotgun.

More than $50,000 was raised from the raffle.

This substantial amount of money will be earmarked for the new cardiovascular center at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.

I would like to thank everyone who pitched in with building and supplying parts for the boat and other prizes as well as those who helped to sell raffle tickets.

I am also deeply appreciative to all of the people at the various fishing rodeos, festivals and events over the past six months who have allowed us to set up and sell raffle tickets. I am especially thankful to the Larose Civic Center who welcomed us for the entire weekend and then allowed us to do the drawing at your festival. We are forever grateful for your hospitality.

Most of all, I am thankful to everyone who supported the raffle by purchasing a ticket. Without you, we would not have raised over $50,000 for the hospital who helps so many sick and injured children. Even in tough times, people pulled together from Lafourche, Terrebonne, throughout Louisiana and even from other states to purchase a raffle and help raise funds for this wonderful cause.

I am so thankful to all of you for making this possible.

Ray “Rooster” Ledet

Galliano, LA