Little Bay Boards paddle board raffle supports WRCNM services

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Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan is raffling a one-of-a-kind paddle board and paddle designed and crafted by Jason Thelen of Little Bay Boards to support life-saving, life-changing services offered to women, children and families across northern Lower Michigan.

The board is handcrafted from knotty white cedar featuring a custom painting by local artist Mary Bea McWatters. The design on the board combines symbols intended to pave the way forward toward a beautiful life. The hollow-core, eco-friendly board is ten feet and one half-inch tall, weighs 27 pounds and is valued at $4,000.

WRCNM will offer 150 raffle tickets at $100 per ticket up until the raffle drawing which will be held during the grand opening of Little Bay Boards Showroom in Petoskey, at 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2023.

Raffle tickets are available for purchase in Petoskey through WRCNM’s main office, 423 Porter Street; Gold Mine Resale Shop, 1002 Emmet Street; Gold Mine North Resale Shop, 1878 US-31 North; Little Bay Boards Showroom, 355 North Division Road; and WRCNM Board Members.

Due to raffle license rules, tickets are not available online. If 50 tickets are not sold, the drawing reverts to a 50/50 raffle with the minimum prize of $1,000 awarded.

For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, call WRCNM’s main office at (231) 347-0067.

Little Bay Boards Raffle Poster 2023 FINAL

The paddle board raffle drawing will be held during the Little Bay Boards Showroom grand opening and ribbon cutting on May 19, starting at 3pm, with ribbon cutting at 3:30pm and paddle board raffle drawing at 4pm. During the open house, 19% of all sales at Little Bay Boards will support building 43 affordable homes in Emmet and Charlevoix counties by 2025.