The Mt Zion Odd Fellows Lodge held their annual 12 Days of Christmas raffle again and they made some people very happy. Lodge member, and raffle manager, Kevin Johnson gets to make the calls notifying the winners. Kevin says it is very rewarding to hear people express their happiness and some their need. We have had winners that talk about how they need the money, that they had been out of work, or had a sick family member. Some are not even aware they had a ticket in the raffle, as the ticket was purchased by a friend, or family member for them. We have had people donate tickets and some winnings to local charities. We have employers who purchase the tickets for their employees and we had two of them as winners this year. This year the winners are; Christmas Day $2,000 Steve Simmons , the next 5 are each $500 winners; Jon Thomas, Mason Adams, Floyd Bolt, Doug Davidson and Jason Vest. The New Year’s Eve winner of $1,000 was Debbie Hilligoss, followed by the five $500 winners, Clancy Hawkins ( Texas-no photo available ), Barb & Allan Jackson, Kara Flannery, Jim Dodson and Sandy Norris.
The funds raised from the raffle will be used by the Mt Zion Odd Fellows and Mt Zion Lions Club to support the Mt Zion Community and families in the community.