Category Archives: Raffle

Video: Raffle drawing for Eddyline Kayak 2024-04-03

Chuck Roberts drew the winning ticket yesterday for the Eddyline Sandpiper kayak, paddle, PFD, lock, and straps.

This one is slightly used. New, a 12-foot Eddyline kayak lists for $1,749.00.

Since there were only 30 $100 raffle tickets, each ticket had a 1 in 30 chance of winning.

[Drawing the winner, Eddyline Kayak Raffle, Troupville Boat Ramp, Little River 2024-04-03]
Drawing the winner, Eddyline Kayak Raffle, Troupville Boat Ramp, Little River 2024-04-03

Gretchen Quarterman fired up the zoom from her desk.

Here’s the zoom video: https://youtu.be/VXzBV0jhd2Y

At Troupville Boat Ramp on the Little River, Chuck Roberts first talked about the WWALS River Revue sit-down fundraising dinner, Saturday, September 7, 2024, at the Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta. Chuck is the M.C.
https://wwals.net/pictures/songwriting2024/

The Revue includes the seventh annual Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest. Song submissions are open now:
https://wwals.net/?p=64497

Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman talked about upcoming outings.
https://wwals.net/outings

Including, coming up next Saturday, Continue reading

Drawing the winner at Troupville Boat Ramp, for the Eddyline Kayak Raffle 2024-04-03

Update 2024-04-04: Video: Raffle drawing for Eddyline Kayak 2024-04-03.

Since all 30 tickets are taken, Chuck Roberts will draw the winning ticket this Wednesday noon-thirty, for the Eddyline Sandpiper kayak, paddle, PFD, lock, and straps.

[Chuck Roberts will draw the winner, at Troupville Boat Ramp, for the Eddyline Sandpiper kayak, 12:30 PM, Wednesday, April 3, 2024]
Chuck Roberts will draw the winner, at Troupville Boat Ramp, for the Eddyline Sandpiper kayak, 12:30 PM, Wednesday, April 3, 2024

This one is slightly used. New, a 12-foot Eddyline kayak lists for $1,749.00.

Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman will bring the box of 30 raffle tickets to Troupville Boat Ramp.

Gretchen Quarterman will fire up the zoom from her desk.

Chuck Roberts will draw the winner, announce the name, and then call the winner to inform them.

If you attend in person and you win, you can carry the kayak home with you.

If you attend by zoom or not at all, we will discuss with you how to get you the kayak.

Thanks to everyone who got tickets! That helps Continue reading

Done: Eddyline Kayak Raffle 2024-04-01

Update 2024-04-02: Drawing the winner at Troupville Boat Ramp, for the Eddyline Kayak Raffle 2024-04-03.

That was fast! The last $100 raffle ticket was taken shortly after the post today about one more to go.

So all 30 tickets are gone.

We will draw the winning ticket for the Eddyline Sandpiper kayak within the next few days.

[All 30 Raffle Tickets taken, for the Eddyline Sandpiper kayak. Stay tuned for the date, of the raffle drawing.]
All 30 Raffle Tickets taken, for the Eddyline Sandpiper kayak. Stay tuned for the date, of the raffle drawing.

In addition to the slightly-used 12-foot kayak, it includes paddle, PFD, lock, and straps.

New, it lists for $1,749.00.

Thanks to everyone who got tickets! That helps support everything WWALS does, from water quality tests, paddle outings and swimming & boating lessons, to chainsaw cleanups, and beyond to advocacy to stop trash at its sources, strip mines, and pipelines. We work for water trails, solar power, and Right to Clean Water, with growing engagement for youth and marginalized communities.

About WWALS: Continue reading

Last call: $100 Eddyline Sandpiper Kayak Raffle Tickets

Update 2024-04-01: Done: Eddyline Kayak Raffle 2024-04-01.

Once somebody gets the last $100 ticket we’ll reach the maximum of 30, and we will draw the winning ticket for the Eddyline Sandpiper kayak.

[Eddyline Sandpiper Kayak $100 Raffle Ticket max 30]
Eddyline Sandpiper Kayak $100 Raffle Ticket max 30

In addition to the slightly-used 12-foot kayak, it includes paddle, PFD, lock, and straps.

New, it lists for $1,749.00.

Tickets are available online.
https://wwalswatershed.square.site/product/2023-gala-eddyline-kayak-raffle/40

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can help with clean, swimmable, fishable, drinkable, water in the 10,000-square-mile Suwannee River Basin in Florida and Georgia by becoming a WWALS member today!
https://wwals.net/donations/

Pictures: Banks Lake Full Beaver Moon Paddle 2023-11-27

Thanks to Holly Jones and Kimberly Godden Tanner for leading the November 2023 Banks Lake Full Beaver Moon Paddle on our watery living room, Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

[Banners, Safety lecture, Setting off, Sunset, Bat tree @ Banks Lake Full Beaver Moon 2023-11-27]
Banners, Safety lecture, Setting off, Sunset, Bat tree @ Banks Lake Full Beaver Moon 2023-11-27

The next one is coming up today, December 26, 2023.
https://wwals.net/?p=63711

Before we paddled last month, Continue reading

Raffle kayak delivered to winner Janet Martin 2023-12-12

Here is Janet Martin, the winner of the VIBE Sea Ghost 130 WWALS annual raffle kayak, with paddle, seat, and rudder.

[Janet Martin and the raffle kayak 2023-12-12]
Janet Martin and the raffle kayak 2023-12-12

She likes it; see video.
https://youtu.be/7FsQCfzaTY8 Continue reading

Winner of the VIBE Sea Ghost 130 kayak raffle 2023-11-27

Update 2023-12-13: Raffle kayak delivered to winner Janet Martin 2023-12-12.

Monday at Banks Lake before we paddled, we drew the winner of the Vibe Sea Ghost 130. It retails for $1,300, but was used only once by Valdosta Mayor Scott James Matheson before he gave it to WWALS. It comes with paddle, seat, and rudder.

We raffled it for $10 donation per ticket.

[Kayak, drawing, the winner]
Kayak, drawing, the winner

WWALS Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman had put all the tickets in a box, yes, including the online tickets, which she transcribed onto paper tickets.

WWALS Board Member Kimberly Godden Tanner took the tickets out of envelopes for the places they were donated, such as Alapaha Station Celebration, Florida Folk Festival, various outings, and the WWALS River Revue, plus two more got tickets minutes before. Continue reading

Banks Lake Full Beaver Moon Paddle 2023-11-27

Update 2023-12-26: Pictures: Banks Lake Full Beaver Moon Paddle 2023-11-27.

Join us for a leisurely Sunset and Full Moon Paddle on our watery living room, Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Before we paddle, we will be drawing the winning raffle ticket for a Vibe Sea Ghost 130 kayak; you can still get raffle tickets.

When: Gather 4:30 PM, launch 5 PM, moonrise 5:40 PM, sunset 5:31 PM, end 6:40 PM, Monday, November 27, 2023

Put In: Banks Lake Boat Ramp, 307 Georgia 122, Lakeland, GA 31635, in Lanier County, on the Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT).

GPS: 31.034824, -83.096725

[Full moon rising over Holly Jones and family in the raffle kayak they won 2022-12-07]
Full moon rising over Holly Jones and family in the raffle kayak they won 2022-12-07

Continue reading

Continued: $100 Eddyline Sandpiper Kayak Raffle Tickets 2023-10-01

Update 2024-04-01: Done: Eddyline Kayak Raffle 2024-04-01.

WWALS is continuing the raffle for an Eddyline Sandpiper Kayak, slightly used: $100 a ticket.

We will draw the winning ticket after we reach the maximum of 30 tickets taken.

[Eddyline Sandpiper Kayak $100 Raffle Ticket max 30]
Eddyline Sandpiper Kayak $100 Raffle Ticket max 30

New, it lists for $1,749.00.

Includes Kayak, paddle, PFD, lock, and straps.

Tickets are available online.


This is in addition to the other kayak raffle of a Vibe Sea Ghost 130, for which tickets are $10 and the drawing will be November 27, 2023.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can help with clean, swimmable, fishable, drinkable, water in the 10,000-square-mile Suwannee River Basin in Florida and Georgia by becoming a WWALS member today!
https://wwals.net/donations/

$100 Eddyline Sandpiper Kayak Raffle Tickets 2023-09-21

Update 2024-04-01: Done: Eddyline Kayak Raffle 2024-04-01.

WWALS is raffling off an Eddyline Sandpiper Kayak, slightly used: $100 a ticket, maximum 30 tickets, drawing tomorrow (Friday).

[Eddyline Sandpiper Kayak $100 Raffle Ticket]
Eddyline Sandpiper Kayak $100 Raffle Ticket

New, it lists for $1,749.00.

Includes Kayak, paddle, PFD, lock, and straps.

If the maximum of 30 tickets are sold, the drawing will be live at the Turner Center, during the WWALS River Revue.

Tickets are available on-line until 6PM on Friday September 2023:

https://www.betterunite.com/WWALS-wwalsriverrevue2023/

After that time, tickets will only be available during the WWALS River Revue.


This is in addition to the other kayak raffle of a Vibe Sea Ghost 130, for which tickets are $10 and the drawing will be November 27, 2023.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can help with clean, swimmable, fishable, drinkable, water in the 10,000-square-mile Suwannee River Basin in Florida and Georgia by becoming a WWALS member today!
https://wwals.net/donations/