Jeff Nelson wins skid loader

WIN BIG Raffle raises $60,000 for local non-profits

Lake County resident Jeff Nelson was drawn as the winner of the WIN BIG Raffle conducted by Interlakes Area United Way (IAUW). His prize was a 2021 GEHL R105 skid loader, valued at $37,915 as equipped.

The WIN BIG Raffle raises funds for non-profit agencies and programs in Lake, Miner and Moody Counties. The raffle sold out of 600 tickets, garnering $60,000 in proceeds.

“We increased our goal by $10,000 this year and people knocked it out of the park,” said IAUW President Lori Gustaf. “We can’t say thank you enough to the people who purchased a ticket as well to our sponsors. The support is incredible and will have a lasting impact in our communities.”

The skid loader was donated by Lake County International of Madison, who served as the contest’s premier sponsor. Additional sponsors included First Bank & Trust, Heartland Consumers Power District, East River Electric Power Cooperative, Farm Credit Services of America, Great Western Bank, First Premier Bank, BankWest and Dakota State University.

Nelson’s name was drawn during halftime of the DSU Ag Bowl on Saturday, September 18.

Pictured, from left to right: Lake County International co-owners Tom Bloom and Jeff Bloom, Jeff Nelson, IAUW President and Vice President Lori Gustaf and Danielle Kearin.

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