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Countdown to Launch

Day 1 Winner: Lynn Halasz | Basket: "Epicurean's Delight"

Day 2 Winner: Jeff Davis | Basket: "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere"

Day 3 Winner: Kristin Fry | Basket: "Furry Friends"

Day 4 Winners: Bill and Sharon Ulrich | Basket: "Ultimate Spa"

Day 5 Winner: Kitty Holtz | Basket: "Gardener's Delight"

Day 6 Winner: Denise Foltz | Basket: "Viva Italia!"

Day 7 Winner: Sandra L. Bock | Basket: "Dressed to the Nines"

Day 8 Winner: Bill Speros | Basket: “Be Our Guest”

Day 9 Winner: Dell Becker | Basket: “Experience Erie”

Day 10 winner: Jenny Naples | Basket: “A Taste of Erie”

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RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT:

  • ERIE PLAYHOUSE BOX OFFICE
  • LAVENDER RABBIT (Village West - 3330 - West 26th St)
  • LARESE FLORAL (3857 Peach St)

How the Countdown to the Launch Raffle Works:

  • There are TWO of every themed basket, except the Grand Prize.
  • On May 23, we will pull the 1st winner who selects 1 of the 10 baskets; May 24, we will pull the 2nd winner who selects 1 of the 9 remaining baskets; May 25 we will pull the 3rd winner who selects 1 of the 8 remaining baskets, etc. until we are down to one basket on June 1.
  • At the Launch Party on June 2, we will pull the name of the GRAND PRIZE winner who receives ALL TEN BASKETS PLUS THE GRAND PRIZE.
  • Countdown to the Launch winners have 24 hours to select their baskets in person, by phone or email. If no selection is made within that time period, the winner can still select a basket, but there will be fewer baskets from which to choose.
  • You need not be present to win.
  • The Launch Party is free to invited guests.
  • $10 per ticket or 3 for $25.

Basket Descriptions:

BE OUR GUEST – ENJOY ERIE’S ARTS, CULTURE AND DINING GEMS
VALUE: $600

This basket includes a Playhouse Choice Card good for six Mainstage admissions, two vouchers for a 2019–2020 Erie Philharmonic Symphonic Concert, two family passes to the Erie Art Museum, three passes to the Erie County Historical Society Museum, four passes to the Erie Maritime Museum, $30 gift card to the Sheraton Bayfront Grille, and Avalon Package, which includes an overnight stay in a newly renovated deluxe King room, $50 gift card to the Cheyenne Cattle Company Chophouse and, to enjoy during your dining experience or to take to your room, a bottle of Chairmen’s Select Wine.

EPICUREAN’S DELIGHT FOR OUR FOODIE FRIENDS
VALUE: $275

This basket includes from The Lavender Rabbit garlic parsley linguine, balsamic soy sauce, fig balsamic vinegar, Tuscan herb EVOO, balsamic cherry habanera pepper jelly, crackers, olives, smoked sea salt, Camembert, artichoke parmesan tapenade, hot cinnamon sunset tea, and chocolate covered peanuts. Other items include a 7½ quart stainless steel mixing bowl, grill roasting basket, gourmet popcorn, hazelnut-rolled wafers, dark chocolate covered almonds, assorted crackers, Vermont maple syrup, imported salamis, epicurean apron and more. To add elegance to the dining experience, a $50 gift card to Larese Floral Design.

VIVA ITALIA ERIE’S SALUTE TO ITALY
VALUE: $245

This basket includes four white pasta bowls, Fiesta Italiana dipping oil, Italian blend herb salt with small serving plate, pottery, $25 gift certificates for Mi Scuzi, Colao’s Ristorante, and Serafini's Restaurant, gift certificate for 5 pounds of homemade Italian sausage from Larry's Central Market, pepperoni, pizzelles, assorted pastas, pesto, EVO oil, pepper rings, sauces, pizza seasoning & more!

A TASTE OF ERIE ERIE’S CULINARY INDULGENCES
VALUE: $320         

This basket includes  $10 gift cards for Icing on the Lake, Ember+Forge, and Rita’s Italian Ice, $20 gift cards to Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe, Stefanelli’s and PopLuck Gourmet Popcorn; 1-pound box of Romolo’s milk chocolate assortment and famous sponge candy; $25 gift cards to Luminary Distilling and Sara’s, $15 gift card to Stanganelli, plus a jar of their Sicilian sauce, gifts from our friends at Penn Shore and Arrowhead Wine Cellars, $25 gift card to U-Pick 6 to sample some of the local brews; $10 gift card to Urbaniak Brothers and a jar of their bread & butter pickles; $10 gift card to Trawka’s Market and a jar of their peach butter, and $50 gift certificate to Smith Provision Company.

EXPERIENCE ERIE – THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
VALUE: $560

This basket includes Otters and Seawolves tickets for four, two season passes for Erie Commodores home games, vouchers for a Sunset Cruise on the Victorian Princess and Scallywags Pirate Adventure for four, $25 gift card to the Swan Tavern, “It's OK to Love Erie” T-shirt & cup, Erie skyline decal, four admissions to the expERIEnce Children’s Museum and swag, two admissions to the Erie Zoo, a Playhouse Youtheatre Choice Card good for 10 admissions, and $20 Plymouth gift card.

FURRY FRIENDS – SPOIL FIDO AND FLUFFY
VALUE: $225

This basket includes a wellness exam at Choice Veterinary Pet Care, a gift card for $25 worth of dog washes at Pet Supplies Plus, $30 gift certificate at Mud Puppies, assorted toys and treats, poop bags & dispenser, leash, dog food, “pour overs” to make that dry dog food yummy, Kong and filler, shampoo, grooming glove, drying mitt, 3-gal. Petmate waterer and fleece lounger bed (15" x 20"), and three bags of grain free dog food samples. 

ULITMATE SPA – TAKE SOME TIME TO PAMPER
VALUE:  $250

This basket includes a $100 gift card to Coventina Day Spa, 60-minute massage at Monacella Massage, Mary Kay Mint Bliss Energizing Foot & Leg Lotion, manicure and hand wax dip to Nails by Jeanne, diffuser, two facial masks, facial scrub brush, and sugar scrub.

IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE – REALLY!
VALUE:  $325

This basket includes two tickets for the Flagship Trolley Wine Tour, a wine picnic backpack for four, $25 gift card to Wine and Spirits Store, Winespotterz, $25 Wegmans gift card for cheese and crackers, pillar candle, two coasters, wine journal, wall hanging for corks and more.

GARDENER’S DELIGHT FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THEIR YARD
VALUE: $240

This basket includes a Garden Scooter; a whiskey barrel planter, a bird feeder, 7 lbs. Songbird Deluxe bird seed, a suet feeder, a suet cake, gardening tools, 37" Wind Chime, a $25 Wild Birds Unlimited gift card, a $15 gift certificate to Potratz Floral Shop & Greenhouses, three candle holders, and a $75 gift certificate for a 30" Rhododendron from WeissEarley Landscape Design and Contracting LLC.

DRESSED TO THE NINES – CALL A SPADE A SPADE
VALUE:  $560

This basket includes a Kate Spade black & white polka dot purse; scarf; cosmetic bag; Mary Kay products: Sun Replenishing Gel, Satin Hands Lotion, White Tea & Citrus Mineral Cheek Color, Mineral Eye Color Bronzer, Matte Lipstick and $15 gift card; $25 gift certificate toward jewelry at Becky’s Beach Glass Designs; Posh hand crème & goat’s milk and honey soap, purse hanger, and necklace & earrings from Chloe and Isabel Jewelry by Dani Dickson and Emily Cassano.

GRAND PRIZE: IT’S A ROAD TRIP ADVENTURE
VALUE: $1500 plus $3600 from the 10 baskets

The grand prize includes ALL PREVIOUS BASKETS plus four tickets to see COME FROM AWAY in Cleveland this July and a $100 gift certificate to Cibréo, Cleveland’s finest Italian restaurant across from Playhouse Square. The lucky winner also receives two Penn State football tickets and parking pass (Aug. 31/Penn State vs. Idaho State), tailgate grill, barbeque sauces, grilling utensils, tailgate game, grilling cookbook and $100 gift card for Smith Provision Company. This basket also includes four passes to Peek’n Peak’s Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride and a $40 gift card to nearby Pine Junction to enjoy some casual dining. And more! Enjoy two 2-hour kayak or stand-up paddle board rentals on lovely Spruce Lake in Ellicottville and a $50 gift certificate to Ellicottville Brewing Company.  For a road trip closer to home, enjoy four passes to Splash Lagoon Indoor Waterpark Resort. Also included is a $50 gas card AND to be sure your vehicle is up to these road trips, a $160 gift certificate for wheel alignment and a road force wheel balance at Dias Springs Service!

TOTAL VALUE $5,100!


THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES FOR THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS:

AJ’s Classic Clothing
Arrowhead Wine Cellars
Avalon Hotel & Conference Center
Becky’s Beach Glass Designs
Cheyenne Cattle Company Chophouse
Chloe and Isabel Jewelry by Dani Dickson and Emily Cassano
Choice Veterinary Pet Care
Colao’s Ristorante
Dias Springs Service
Embers + Forge
Erie Apparel
Erie Art Museum
Erie Commodores
Erie County Historical Society
Erie Maritime Museum
Erie Otters
Erie Philharmonic
Erie Playhouse
Erie Seawolves
Erie Zoological Society
ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum
Flagship Trolley Wine Tour
Icing on the Lake
International Bakery
Larese Floral Design
Larry’s Central Market
Luminary Distilling
Mary Kay Consultant Amy Tevis
Mary Kay Consultant Missy Monacella
Mi Scuzi
Monacella Massage & Kinesiology
Mud Puppies
Nails by Jeanne
Networking Technologies
Peek ’n Peak Adventure Rope
Penn Shore Winery
Pet Supply Plus
PopLuck Gourmet Popcorn
Potratz Floral Shop & Greenhouse
Romolo Chocolates
Sara’s Restaurant
Scallywags Pirate Adventure
Serafini’s Restaurant
Sheraton Bayfront Grille
Smith Provision Company
Splash Lagoon Indoor Waterpark Resort
Stanganelli’s Italian Food
Swan Tavern
The Lavender Rabbit
Urbaniak Brothers
Victorian Princess Cruise Line
WeissEarley Landscape Design and Contracting LLC
Wild Birds Unlimited
Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe

A special thank you to the following volunteers who sponsored, donated to, and/or assembled the baskets!

Wendy Bahm
Sonya Byes
Charles Corritore
Kelly Craig
Dale DeMarco
Ken Dias
Bonnie Fagan
Kristin Fry
Lynn Halasz
Carla Hughes
Carl Larese
Kate Neubert-Lechner
Joe & Penny Maloney
Teri Marshall
Heidi Sheehan
Gerald Villella
Tom Wager
Barb Weber
Bill Williams
Joanna Zurn