Perseverance Theatre announces winners of our 35th Annual Travel Raffle

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Paitton Reid of Soldotna had the winning ticket and will receive the Grand Prize—two round-trip tickets from Alaska Airlines, plus $2,000 in cash—in the Travel Raffle, Perseverance Theatre’s annual fundraiser, which concluded Tuesday, June 18, with a drawing celebration co-hosted by The Island Pub on Douglas. This year’s raffle, with a dazzling array of prizes donated by corporate sponsors and other supporters, generated more than $20,000 to fuel Perseverance’s upcoming 41st anniversary season of professional theatre by and for Alaskans.

“I like to say that the best thing about this raffle is, when you buy a ticket you’re automatically a winner, because every dollar goes toward the theatre you love here at Perseverance,” said Erika Stone, director of development and a company artist who performed most recently in the world premiere Whale Song, by Cathy Tagnak Rexford. “On the other hand, it’s great to win a fabulous travel prize, and our donors really came through for us this year. We’re grateful to each and every one; to the staff, board, and volunteers who helped make the raffle so successful, and to everyone who bought a ticket.”

Here’s the list of additional winners, with approximate retail values of the prizes they’ll receive: 

Luke Metcalf of Juneau won the “High Art” package: two tickets on Level One or Level Two Helicopter Tours from NorthStar Trekking, a one-night stay for two at Silverbow Inn in downtown Juneau, and pair of season tickets to Perseverance Theatre’s 2019-2020 season. Value: $1390

Arika Pavadone of Eagle River won “Anchorage Animals”: a one-night stay for four at the Aviator Hotel, an annual family membership to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, four passes to the Alaska Sea Life Center, and two passes to the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Value: $378

Erin Dufresne of Seattle won “All of the Art”: a pair of tickets to any two performing arts events in the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council’s Season 45, a pair of season tickets to the Juneau Symphony, a pair of tickets for Juneau Dance Theater’s Spring Showcase and The Nutcracker, and a pair of season tickets to Perseverance Theatre’s 2019-2020 season. Value: $980

Mary Lou Madden of Juneau won “Douglas Delights”: a $50 gift certificate to Douglas Café, $50 gift certificate to the Island Pub, $50 gift certificate to Louie’s Douglas Inn in Douglas, and a pair of “Pick 3” show tickets to Perseverance Theatre’s 2019-2020 season. Value: $210

Pamela Garcia of Juneau won “Gill House Getaway”: a one night stay for two at the Oscar Gill House, a $50 gift certificate to Moose’s Tooth, and a season subscription for two to Perseverance Theatre’s 2019-2020 Anchorage season. Value: $632

Ulla Pedersen of Juneau won “Date Day”: Two tickets to a regular feature film, plus popcorn and soda from the Gold Town Nickelodeon in Juneau, two free yoga classes with Rainforest Yoga, and a Heritage Coffee gift basket. Value: $126

Jessica Tullius of Anchorage won “Ride and Relax”: a ride for two on the sky-high Mount Roberts Tram, a relaxing 60-minute private reservation for two in the Halotherapy room at Glacier Salt Cave and Spa, and a one-night stay for two plus breakfast at the Baranof Hotel in Juneau. Value: $450

Toni Dalman won the “Stay for the Salmon” package: a one-night stay and breakfast for two at Alaska’s Capital Inn Bed & Breakfast in Juneau and a $100 gift certificate for Taku Smokeries. Value $496

Sue Kolster of Juneau won “Alaskan Adventure”: a one-night stay for two at the Driftwood Hotel in Juneau, a one-week bike rental from Cycle Alaska, and two adult full-day lift tickets to Eaglecrest Ski Area. Value: $571

Maggie Rabb of Juneau won “Valdez Vacation”: a two-night stay for two at the Robe Lake Lodge and Cabins, a Columbia Glacier Cruise for two with Stan Stephens’ Wildlife Cruises in Valdez, and a framed original painting by late Alaskan artist Ted Herlinger. Value: $786

Brenda Knapp of Juneau won “Juneau Jaunt”: an MGM Matinee Idol-Level membership at Gold Town Nickelodeon in Juneau, two free yoga classes with Rainforest Yoga, and a gift basket from Nugget Alaskan Outfitters. Value: $197

Sandy Horbanuk won the “Perseverance Pal” package: two tickets to any performance in Perseverance Theatre’s 2019-2020 season, a Perseverance Theatre T-Shirt, and a Perseverance Theatre coffee mug. Value: $137

And Adelaide Johnson won “Scenic Skagway”: two round-trip tickets from Alaska Seaplanes, a railway trip for two on the scenic White Pass Summit, plus a one-night stay for two at the Historic Skagway Inn and a $100 gift certificate to Olivia’s Bistro at the Skagway Inn. Value: $1104

From all of us at Perseverance Theatre, thanks again to all these businesses and organizations for donating, and thanks to everyone for playing!