The Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Mountain Mediation Beach Raffle was announced recently. Brittany Ensley, this year’s Grand Prize Winner, will spend three nights of her choosing at Beach Colony Resorts in Myrtle Beach, SC. Her grandmother, Tribal Court employee, Jane Owle, purchased the winning ticket for her and bought one herself. Both Owle and her granddaughter won prizes this year. Owle was drawn for another prize, the afternoon sailing adventure on Lake Fontana.
When asked how she felt about winning, Ensley responded, “First off, I want to thank my grandmother for this wonderful birthday present! Secondly, I want to thank the Mediation team for being such an important part of mine and my grandmother’s lives. You all are like family and we appreciate everything you all have done for us! Thank you for this great opportunity!”
This is the 4th year Mountain Mediation has held the fundraiser. “We were so pleased when Brittany’s ticket was drawn,” said Lorraine Williams, executive director of the nonprofit Mediation Center. “Jane has always been a wonderful person to work with in the Clerk’s Office at Tribal Court. I couldn’t wait to tell her.”
Other raffle winners included John Riehl, of Waynesville, who won two hours of live music by a local ensemble known for their Sudanese Gamelan performances, and Attorney Rob Hensley, of Franklin, winner of a $100 gift certificate to Frog’s Leap Restaurant in Waynesville.
The $1,500 raised in this year’s raffle sales will go to support mediation services, bullying prevention efforts, and conflict resolution trainings.
– Mountain Mediation