Friday, December 4 at D’Andrea Banquets, Crystal Lake


Tickets for the Grand Raffle Prizes can be purchased at the event.

Event tickets are sold out.


Doors Open at 11:00 AM ($50 per person / $500 for a table of 10)

Barbara Rinella, renowned book dramatist, presents The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour-and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News by Sheila Weller.

First, we will meet beautiful and brilliant Diane Sawyer, the Louisville, Kentucky lovely, whose parents rose from Appalachian poverty to true respectability and strong values.  Next, we will meet the perky cheerleader from Arlington, Virginia, Katie Couric.  The youngest of four, Katie was acutely aware that  the bar has been set high by her two very smart sisters, who head to Smith and ultimately Harvard.  Finally, the sorority spotlight will be on Christiane Amanpour.  Who has a fascinating international background, with her British mother and her Iranian father, and growing up in Iran and London.


Grand Raffle tickets are only $10 each or 6 for $50.


Samsung 43″ J5200 series 1080p Smart LED HDTV

This tv makes all your favorite TV, movies, games and media content come to life in stunning Full HD 1080p with twice the resolution of standard HD TV. Enjoy an intuitive, connected home entertainment experience with Smart TV and WiFi built in.

Grand Geneva

Lake Geneva Vacation Package

Enjoy a weekend away to Lake Geneva, WI. The relaxing getaway includes a 2 night stay at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, couples spa package with lunch at Grand Geneva Resort, dinner certificates and more!



Apple iPad Air 2 16 GB

The thinnest iPad ever, the iPad Air 2 is also the most capable. It’s loaded with advanced technologies, including the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a new iSight camera, an improved FaceTime HD camera, faster wireless, and up to 10 hours of battery life.


14 Karat White Gold Lemon Quartz and Diamond Pendant

One 14 karat white gold Lemon quartz and diamond pendant.  The lemon quarts is 4.80 carats and there is 0.24 carats of diamonds. The pendant is on a 16″ 14 karat white gold wheat chain.

A Special Thank You To Our Grand Raffle Donors:

xamin  •  John & Janet Smith  •  Steffan’s Jewelers  •  Grand Geneva Resort-Lake Geneva   •  Friends of Pioneer Center

Drawing held at D’Andrea Banquets on December 4, 2015. Winner need not be present.  No purchase necessary to enter.  (Raffle License #15-30)