American Legion presents check for $2,500 to raffle winner

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 10 October 2021 at 6:09 pm

Photo by Ginny Kropf: The American Legion inmembers Glenn Whitmore, commander; and Dave Morien, treasurer, present a check for $2,500 to Linda and Timothy Shaw of Depew, at left. Timothy bought the winning ticket to the Legion’s raffle at Medina’s Ale in Autumn on Sept. 30.

MEDINA – Timothy and Linda Shaw wouldn’t miss attending Ale in Autumn in Medina, and this year, it really paid off for them.

They were walking down Main Street when they passed Jim Wells, a member of the Butts-Clark American Legion, who was sitting at a table in front of Author’s Note book store selling tickets for the Legion’s cash raffle.

Timothy stopped to buy a ticket and was ecstatic to get the call he was the winner of $2,500.

The Legion conducts various raffles throughout the year to make money to support their post.

Legion Commander Glenn Whitmore and treasurer David Morien presented the check to the Shaws on Saturday afternoon, after which the winners bought everyone in the room a drink to show their appreciation.

Whitmore thanked Wells for overseeing the drawing and members of the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion for their support in selling tickets. He said Bogan and Tuttle paid for printing of the tickets, and everyone who purchased a ticket got a $5 coupon good at Zambistro’s and Avanti’s.

After expenses and the winner was paid, the remaining money is used by the Post for its maintenance and to support the Warrior House on Salt Works Road.