Daily Journal Publisher Rick Bacon won the truck that was donated to the Rotary by Dieffenbach Chevrolet-Cadillac-Pontiac-Buick-GMC.
“I’ve been buying five tickets a year for several years; I’m pleased that I won,” Bacon said.
Other raffle winners Tuesday night were Hilda Talbert, who won a $1,000 Visa gift card, and Cecil Bryant who won a $500 Visa gift card.
Rotary president-elect Anne Edwards said this year’s event drew an “extremely good crowd” and sold about 1,400 plates at lunchtime.
Edwards said the dinner crowd was probably just as large, if not bigger, though final numbers weren’t available at presstime.
The Rotary raised $54,000 during last year’s fundraiser and hoped to top that this year with $60,000, but it’s unclear yet if they reached their goal.
Edwards said she was pleased with year’s event.
“It was as good or better even, than past years, even though the economy is a little sluggish,” Edwards said. “We were busy all day with lots of people at the auction. Everyone left happy because after all, it’s all for charity.”
All proceeds from the day’s event will benefit local charities in Richmond County.