HONESDALE- If you won all the prizes in this year’s Honesdale Roots & Rhythm raffle, you could power your house through an electric outage, gift your fish with a 20-gal aquarium, watch your favorite band on your brand new 39-inch LED TV and strum along on your equally new Fender Starcaster electric guitar—all the while wearing a gold and diamond necklace (or watching it sparkle on your lady).
Or, you could just drop everything and go to a weekend Wildflower concert at the Dorflinger-Suydam sanctuary or, better yet, enjoy a five day stay at Alice’s Cabin in Buxton, Maine.
A chance to win any one of these seven prizes costs just $5 a ticket (or six for $25).
All were generously donated by local business owners, including Ray Harrington of R3Hardware. This is the first year Harrington has put up an item for the raffle, specifically a portable GP5500 Generac generator valued at approximately $700.
"It’s nice to be able to do something for the community," says Harrington, "and Roots and Rhythm is the community’s biggest event—and it’s free."
Festival June 15
The 8th annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival, co-presented by the Greater Honesdale Partnership and the Wayne County Arts Alliance, kicks off Saturday, June 15th at 10:30 a.m. with local bands performing throughout town. The main stage lights up around 1:30 p.m. in Central Park and "rocks" until long after dusk. This year’s main stage lineup includes headliner Jimmy Vivino and the Barn Burners, Pat O’Shea and the Honest Men, the Badlees and the Irish rock band, Emish.
Raffle prizes will be drawn and announced at 7 p.m. at the concert. You don’t have to be present to win.
Here’s the official list of raffle prizes:
• Fender Starcaster electric guitar hand painted by local artitst Jeff George, thanks to MoJo Music • 14 kt. white, gold and diamond heart shaped necklace (diamond, approximately one carat), courtesy Main Street Jewelers
• GP5500 Generac portable generator courtesy RS Hardware
• Four night, Five day stay at Alice’s Cabin in Buxton, Maine (photos at www.alicescamp.com), courtesy of Hunt Signs
• 39" Toshiba LED HDTV courtesy of Music and Video Express
20 gal. Half-Moon aquarium set-up courtesy of Fins and Feathers, Inc.
Two Flex tickets for the 2013 Wildflower Music Festival, White Mills courtesy of Wildflower Music Festival.
Tickets will be available at the festival, but you can also buy them beforehand from Apple Day Spa, Fins & Feathers, Main Street Jewelers, Mojo Music, Music & Video Express, Nature’s Grace, R3 Hardware and 652 Auto.
Remember last October when Hurricane Sandy stormed through northeast Pennsylvania and many of us wished we had a generator because we lost power? Buy a Roots raffle ticket. You could win that portable Generac!
For more information about the festival, visit www.HonesdaleRootsAndRhythm.com.