Foundation announces raffle items for 2016 banquet

Wed Feb 10, 2016
Totaling more than $3,500 in retail value merchandise from McCarley's Jewelry, Ronnie Rice and NWS-National Wholesale Supply, Lobo Tire and Auto Repair, Air U Trampoline Park, and Top Shot Indoor Shooting Range, LISD Foundation director Kay Ray said raffle contestants can check which item they would like to win.

"(At the banquet), the Foundation will hold six separate drawings," she said.

If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, please contact Kay Ray at (903) 663-4732 or (903) 452-7015 or at gray@lisd.org or gray0752@netzero.net or contact any Longview ISD Foundation board member.

Tickets are one for $5 or three for $10.

Raffle tickets are also on sale in the Community Relations Department at the Longview ISD Education Support Center, 1301 E. Young Street, and at the Junior League Bargain Box on Fourth Street.

Items up for raffle include 14-karat gold loop earrings with diamonds both inside and out. Donated by McCarley’s Jewelry, it retails for $1,750.

Valued at $722, a Green Egg Mini Max set is perfect for tailgating and camping. Donated by Ronnie Rice/NWS-National Wholesale Supply, it features a plate setter, Green Egg lump coal, grill gripper, and instant fire starter box.

Oscar Polk of Lobo Tire and Auto Repair has donated a set of four automobile tires, valued at $600. The offer expires Dec. 31, 2016 and the tires must be installed as a set by Lobo Tire. Taxes, tire balancing and installation are additional costs. Tire sizes above 18 inches and all low-profile tires excluded.

Air U Trampoline Park has contributed a "Super Party Package" that includes 12 jumpers for free. Up to 12 more jumpers can be purchased as well. Valued at $199, the offer expires April 1, 2017.

Top Shot Indoor Shooting Range donated a GPS Shooter's Range Bag with Visual ID storage system and a $100 range gift certificate for lane rental and/or supplies. The package has a retail value of $199.

Also available is a 20 quart Hot Pink Orca Cooler that can be wrapped with a Rockin' L. Donated by Ronnie Rice/NWS-National Wholesale Supply, it retails for $189.

The Lamplighter Awards are designed to honor educators and the students whose lives the educators have touched, in addition to raising funds for the organization.

Established in 1994, the Longview ISD Foundation is a nonprofit organization that sponsors the annual Great Rewards for Great Ideas Grant Program, the Campus Initiative Grant Program, and the Lamplighter Awards Banquet. The foundation provides grants to teachers and campuses to help pay for items that the school district cannot provide for in its annual budget.

"Support the Longview ISD Foundation by purchasing a raffle ticket," said Ray. "The Longview ISD Foundation sincerely thanks McCarley's Jewelry, Ronnie Rice and NWS-National Wholesale Supply, Lobo Tire and Auto Repair, Air U Trampoline Park, and Top Shot Indoor Shooting Range for donating this year’s raffle items and for their support of Longview ISD educators and students."