In exchange for a $10 donation, residents receive a chance to win prizes in nearly two weeks of drawings and the real grand prize -- the chance to help support the local ministry serving women with life-controlling problems. A donation of $10 offers one chance, with a $25 donation offering three chances for prizes offered in daily drawings Dec. 14-25.
Donations from area businesses range from gift cards, candles and spa packages to furniture, a tablet and even a trip for four to Dollywood.
"We appreciate the support we get from the community so much," said Transitions Development Director Cindy Davis. "The Transitions ministry would not be possible without the continued generosity of our donors and volunteers. Funds from this event will also help complete the addition to our building that will include a large classroom, a kitchenette, more storage space and an additional office. We anticipate this to be ready after the first of next year."
Drawings begin on Friday, Dec. 14, with daily winners published in the State Gazette and announced on 101.7 FM and 1450 AM WTRO.
* Dec.14 -- Gourmet gift basket ($100 value) from Pennington Seed and Supply and a paper maché Santa ($65 value) from Sunpoint Pool & Patio
* Dec.15 -- Dinner for two at Abe's Ribeye Barn and an Arthur Court Bunny casserole dish ($110 value) from Hilltop House
* Dec.16 -- Gift basket ($100 value) from The Diamond Gallery, a $50 gift card from Java Café and a $50 gift card from Fiddlesticks
* Dec.17 -- Dinner for four at Lupo's Italian Restaurante and a $50 gift card from Java Café
* Dec.18 -- Manicure and massage from Tranquility Day Spa and a $50 gift card from Java Café
* Dec.19 -- A $200 Walmart gift card, courtesy of 1st Southern Realty, Professional Real Estate, Four Seasons and All Star Realty
* Dec. 20 -- Five Yankee Candles from General Appliance and a $50 gift card from Java Café
* Dec.21 -- Spa package ($150 value) from Beauty and Beyond Day Spa
* Dec.22 -- Recliner from R&W Furniture
* Dec.23 -- A 10-inch Tablet- D&B Properties/Sonic
* Dec.24 - Reclining chair ($369 value) from Coleman's Discount Furniture
And the grand prize:
* Dec.25 -- Four Tickets to Dollywood, two nights lodging at Pigeon Forge and a $50 gas card, compliments of Dr. Tracie Garmany
Tickets are on sale at the Transitions office, 287-0461. Those interested in purchasing tickets may also call Davis at 334-7320 or Rose Clardy at 445-9468.
Transitions of Dyer County serves women with life-controlling problems by providing a structured living environment leading them to transition into a responsible life. A transforming ministry of Jesus Christ, it exists to help these women become changed through His unconditional love, grace and mercy. The goal is to provide a program that will effect a change in lifestyle, leading the participants to become positive, productive members of the community.