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Coroner offers own Jeep in raffle

DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT

Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson is offering the Jeep Liberty that she won as the grand prize in last week’s Rubber Duck race in a raffle to support an assistance fund for families.

Richardson has put the prize from the Summit Foundation annual fundraiser, a 21-month lease through Vista Auto Group, up for drawing to make up for the cancellation of a night of music scheduled for Oct. 31 as part of the Deadbeat Weekend fundraiser.

“We hope we can make up revenue we lost on Friday’s cancelled concert,” Richardson said in a statement.

The 5th Annual Coroner’s Ball, “Day of the Dead,” is still on for Nov. 1 from 7 p.m. until midnight at Napper Tandy’s/Salt Creek Saloon. The band Hello Dave will be playing, and there will be coffin races ” with winners entered into a drawing for a trip to Las Vegas ” a silent auction, dinner and dancing. Tickets will be $35.

The Advocates for Victims of Assault will benefit from the fundraising efforts.

“They have been doing a great job sorting through applications for the Coroner’s Assistance Fund,” Richardson said. “They are in dire need of funds, as they have received several requests for cremation and grief counseling for local families this year, but they have only been able to help six families this year. While nobody wants to think about death, it is an unfortunate reality we all have to face at some point in our lives.”

Pending a raffle license, tickets for the Jeep Liberty will be available beginning this week for $10 through the coroner’s office or the Summit County Advocates. Call (970) 389-2809 or (970) 389-2421 for more information.


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