Carole Graff of Sidney, Debbie Lantz of Mechanicsburg and Jane Huber of Columbus were winners of the “Taste of Champaign County” raffle baskets. The baskets were displayed during the recent Historic Home and Garden Tour presented by the Champaign County Preservation Alliance. Winners were announced at the end of the tour on June 28.
Each basket contained items worth more than $300. The contents were donated by 30-plus stores in the St. Paris, Mechanicsburg, West Liberty and Urbana area. The gifts included a Bundy Baking Pan deluxe set, potato chips, candy, tools, antique dishes, note cards, potpourri, wine, candles, coffees and numerous gift certificates for food and gifts.
“Not only is the project a CCPA fundraising event, but thanks to the generosity of the area merchants, we were able to showcase Champaign County products and merchandise and encourage repeat visits to the area,” said Sandy Gonzalez, tour committee member.