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A coveted Corvette

Amanda Roberson

SUMMIT COUNTY – The luck of the draw will determine who sits behind the wheel of a shiny silver Corvette. The Summit County Rotary Club is selling 2,500 raffle tickets for $10 each or six for $50. The holder of the winning ticket will drive away from the Aug. 17 raffle in a 1978 Silver Anniversary edition Corvette.

The Corvette is exactly as it was when it left the assembly line in Bowling Green, Ky., in 1978. It has never been rebuilt or repainted and has only 26,000 miles. The T-top features a roll bar, cruise control, air conditioning, power windows and locks, and an alarm system.

The previous owner kept the Corvette in storage for 12 years; it has only been driven 750 miles since 1996.

Those who want a shot at winning can purchase tickets at the Diamond and Gem Exchange in Frisco, Community First Bank in Breckenridge, or from any Rotary Club member. A minimum of six tickets can be charged on Visa or Mastercard at the Diamond and Gem Exchange in Breckenridge.

Winners need not be present at the drawing.

Last year, the Rotary Club sold all the allotted raffle tickets. Director of fund raising Brenda Cameron said she expects the same success this year. So far, the club has sold about 750 tickets.

“I can’t promise anything better than a one in 2,500 chance, but it only takes one ticket to win,” Cameron said.

The car raffle is part of the Rotary Club’s Colorado Barbecue Challenge, a fund raiser that brought 10,000 people to town last year said Cameron. Last year’s event raised $70,000, which the Rotary Club spends on local projects including scholarships, the 9 News health fair, blood drives, the early learning literacy program, essay contests, and Internet projects. The Summit County chapter also contributes to international Rotary projects such as the Polio Plus program to eradicate polio worldwide.


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