SATURDAY July 26 marked the culmination of six weeks of fundraising by the Unit Support Committee of TS ORION, the Snowy Mountains Region's Navy Cadet Unit.
The Unit's 'Christmas in July' winter raffle was drawn in the Woolworth's arcade at Nugget's Crossing Shopping Centre at 3pm in front of a small audience of raffle hopefuls.
The first prize of a wonderful winter hamper, including two Thredbo ski passes and valued at about $2,000, was drawn by Woolworths manager, Kristal Burton, and the winner was Zara Bodewitz of Bombala.
The second prize of a smaller hamper including a generous Bacco's Italian Restaurant voucher and plenty of other prizes, valued at about $300, was drawn by restaurateur Damien Archer, and the winner was Wayne Eccles of Bibbenluke.
An enormous thank you is also extended to the visitors who supported the raffle, and the very generous people of the Snowy Mountains region who continue to put their hands in their pockets in support of our local youth.
Without the assistance of the local community, groups such as TS ORION would cease to exist.