St. Lawrence NYSARC Announces 32nd Annual Fund Raiser Winners

A Grand Prize of $10,000 Awarded to David Wellings of Norwood, NY

(, a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to working for and with people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, conducted the 32nd Annual Fund Raiser on November 9, 2012 at 7:00p.m. at the Best Western University Inn, Canton, New York. The Agency sold 4,524 certificates for a gross profit of $28,590. The Agency gave away thirty-three prizes and David Wellings of Norwood, New York won the grand prize of $10,000 cash!

The Agency’s Fund Raiser was hosted by WWNYTV’s Jeff Cole, the anchor of “7 News This Morning” and “7 News at Noon.” Patricia Campanella, President of St. Lawrence NYSARC’s Board of Directors, gave the opening comments for the evening. Those presiding over the drawing included: Mark Waterstram, C.P.A. from The Bonadio Group, Victor Rycroft, Canton Village Police Department.

Daphne Pickert, Executive Director of St. Lawrence NYSARC, expressed appreciation for the community’s support of the Fund Raiser. “Proceeds from this event will benefit several programs that are not fully supported through other means; including our art gallery, called G.O.A.L. (Gallery of Arts & Learning),” Pickert said. “The Gallery is located on Main Street in Canton and features artwork created by people with disabilities. This weekend, we are proud to be a featured stop on the Arts Council’s Studio Tour.”

St. Lawrence NYSARC 32nd Annual Fund Raiser Winner List:

1st Prize $10,000 Cash Prize
Winner: David Wellings, Norwood

2nd Prize $2,050 1 Week Getaway to Lake Ozonia by Dave & Denice Button, Canton
Winner: Jim & Maureen Triolo, Norwood

3rd Prize $1,495 5k London Blue Topaz and Diamond Necklace by Carbino's Jewelers, Ogdensburg
Winner: Mary Jean Hall, Raymondville

4th Prize $1,199 Laptop Computer by Advanced Business Systems, Watertown
Winner: Connie & Denny McGaw, Madrid

5th Prize $850 Electric Reclining Chair by Harris Medical, Potsdam
Winner: Ms. Anne Prouty, Canton

6th Prize $500 Handmade Quilt by Gouverneur Roofing & Sheet Metal, Gouverneur
Winner: Rick Senecal, Potsdam

7th Prize $500 Golf/Hotel Package by Best Western University Inn, Canton
Winner: Casey Barr, Ogdensburg

8th Prize $500 Gift Certificate by Gillee's Auto Truck & Marine, Canton
Winner: Terri Burnett, Massena

9th Prize $458 Round Trip Tickets (2) Massena to Boston by Cape Air, Massena
Winner: Bob Oakes, Canton

10th Prize $450 "Sunlit Falls" Original Painting by Wilson Bickford, Gouverneur
Winner: Dorothy Gilbert, Canton

11th Prize $390 Season Hockey Tickets, St. Lawrence University, Canton
Winner: Joseph Knowlton, Watertown

12th Prize $250 Cash Prize by Merriman's, Norwood
Winner: Eugene Jones, Potsdam

13th Prize $250 Gift Card by Denice and Dave Button, Canton
Winner: Donald Forsythe, Ogdensburg

14th Prize $250 Gift Certificate towards ARE Fiberglass Truck Cap or Cover by Moser's Custom Trim Shop, Massena
Winner: Myron Dafoe, Canton

15th Prize $225 "Impressionism Paradox" Print by John Morrow, Ogdensburg
Winner: Kristen Ojida-Blair, Plattsburgh

16th Prize $200 Annual Gym Membership by Get Fit, Canton
Winner: Kevin Cota, Canton

17th Prize $200 Cash Prize by Bella’s Bottles and Beverages, LLC, Madrid
Winner: Bruce McDonald, Canton

18th Prize $200 Gift Certificate by Brown's Jewelry Store, Gouverneur
Winner: Irene Bronson, West Stockholm

19th Prize $200 Artwork of Choice, GOAL Gallery, Canton
Winner: Ron Tulley, Hammond

20th Prize $159 Stihl Trimmer by Wood Chop Shop, Canton
Winner: Sheila Cleveland, Hermon

21st Prize $150 Scenic Flight or Flight Lesson by Potsdam Aero, Potsdam
Winner: American Legion Aux #925, Norfolk

22nd Prize $130 Kobo eReader Touch by Seacomm Federal Credit Union, Massena
Winner: Richard & Cheryl Glidden, Canton

23rd Prize $129 Overnight Stay by Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Malone
Winner: Everett Thompson, Lisbon

24th Prize $100 Gift Certificate at 1844 House, Potsdam
Winner: Erich Von Schiller, Newton Falls

25th Prize $100 Gift Certificate Community Performance Series, Potsdam
Winner: Kathleen Amo, Ogdensburg

26th Prize $100 Cash Prize by Massena Savings & Loan
Winner: Pam Northrup, Massena

27th Prize $100 Cash Prize by Randy L. Peets, Esq., Massena
Winner: Mary Mussen, Hermon

28th Prize $100 Gift Certificate at White's Flowers, Canton
Winner: Velva O’Hearn, Edwards

29th Prize $100 Gift Certificate by Route 11 Truck & Equipment, Canton
Winner: Tim Donahue, Norwood

30th Prize $100 Gift Basket by Josie’s Little Pizzeria Olive Oil Company, Canton
Winner: Bob Moyer, Canton

31st Prize $100 Cash Prize by St. Lawrence Federal
Credit Union, Ogdensburg
Winner: Nancy Thompson, Ogdensburg

32nd Prize $100 Dinner and Show by Ogdensburg Command Performance, Gran View and Phoenix on the Bay, Ogdensburg
Winner: Susan Quinell, Potsdam

33rd Prize $100 Gift Certificate by Coakley ACE Hardware, Canton
Winner: Stephen Button, Canton

November 12, 2012