Tim Grimm wins 2023 tractor raffle

Lake County resident Tim Grimm was drawn as the winner of the WIN BIG Raffle conducted by Interlakes Area United Way (IAUW). His prize was a 2023 Case IH Farmall 35A Tractor, valued at just over $36,000 as equipped.

The WIN BIG Raffle raises funds for non-profit agencies and programs in Lake, Miner and Moody Counties. The raffle sold 675 tickets, garnering $67,500 in proceeds.

Lake County resident Tim Grimm, seated in center, sits atop his WIN BIG Raffle prize, a 2023 Case IH Farmall tractor from Lake County International. Joining him from left to right: Lake County International Co-Owners Tom Bloom and Jeff Bloom, IAUW board members Nicole Agnew, Megan Rummel, volunteer Sydney Gustaf, board president Lori Gustaf, Executive Director Melissa Dougan, and board member Mandi Stegenga.

Grimm said he has participated in the annual contest for several years.

“I try and buy a ticket every year,” he said. “I am familiar with United Way and the work they do. It’s a great organization and I’m happy to support it. I still can’t believe I won!”

The tractor was donated by Lake County International of Madison, who served as the contest’s premier sponsor. Additional sponsors included Dakota Ethanol, KJAM Radio, BankWest, Dakota State University, Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, East River Electric Power Cooperative, F&M Co-Op, Farm Credit Services of America, First Bank & Trust, First PREMIER Bank, FirstLine Funding Group, Heartland Energy, Jencks Law, P.C., and Sunshine Foods.

“Thank you, thank you to all the people who purchased a ticket, as well as to our sponsors,” said IAUW Executive Director Melissa Dougan. “We sold a record number of tickets this year at 675! With help from our sponsors, every penny raised will support our community partners. It’s a high note as we look forward to campaign season this fall.”

Grimm’s name was drawn during halftime of the DSU Ag Bowl on Thursday, August 31.

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