On Friday Dec. 17, representatives of the Bowen Center for the Arts held a raffle drawing for a $5000 prize.
The raffle drawing was the culmination of several months of ticket sales to support the art center and its role in the community. Hundreds of tickets were purchased to be entered in the raffle drawing, and the winner was awarded $5000.
Marcus Sewell, Captain of the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division, joined several members of the Bowen board to draw the name of the winner. The winner was Dawsonville resident Bill Pitt, who came to the Bowen later in the day to collect his prize.
Also present for the raffle drawing were the Bowen’s 2021 Treasurer Jim Bailey, Tina Sant, Co-President Jim Eaton, 2022 Treasurer Brian Gould and Executive Director Ginny Greenwood.
The Bowen also awarded a handmade, queen size quilt to the winner of the annual quilt raffle. This year’s winner was Valerie Fambrough, whose husband picked up the quilt on Friday. The Heart in Hand Quilt Guild handmade quilt was made by more than 42 quilt members and features designer fabric by Kaffe Faussett.
For more information about the Bowen and its role in the Dawson County community, go to https://www.bowenarts.org/.