Morrison County Historical Society Holding a Raffle

Log Cabin Quilt made by Char Welle, 2017 MCHS raffle prize.

Log Cabin Quilt made by Char Welle, 2017 MCHS raffle prize.

The Morrison County Historical Society has a talented and well-connected board of directors. Between these nine directors, they have assembled a creative set of raffle prizes in order to help the organization raise funds in service of its mission to preserve and share the history of Morrison County, Minnesota.

The most valuable prizes in the raffle are a handmade quilt in a log cabin pattern made by Char Welle, wife of board member Duane Welle, and a reproduction Kentucky Long Rifle donated by board president Stan Wielinski. In providing the backstory of the rifle, Stan said that it is at least 40 years old and was built and test-fired by Dick Brandt, a professional gunsmith. It is a black powder .45 caliber gun from Connecticut Valley Arms, Inc.

Raffle prizes also include a Morrison County History Reading Package, which includes a basket of books from the Morrison County Historical Society and a butterfly chair; a Pie-a-Month-for-Six-Months, with the pies to be made by board vice president Camille Warzecha; a framed piece of Celestial Button Art made by board member Marlys Sebasky, with framing provided by board member John Lauer; a Wood Marquetry Box made by board treasurer Lee Obermiller; and a pair of theater tickets to “Finding Neverland” at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, donated by Stan Wielinski.

The raffle drawing will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 8:30 p.m. at the Little Falls Care Center, 1200 First Avenue NE, Little Falls, MN, during the Morrison County Historical Society’s annual meeting event. Those who purchase raffle tickets need not be present to win, but they must be 18 or over to purchase a ticket or win a prize.

Tickets are five dollars each and can be purchased at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls. They will also be available at the upcoming Morrison County Fair. MCHS will be presenting an exhibit in the Santa House at the fair and that’s where raffle tickets can be purchased. Board members can also be contacted directly for tickets, which will be for sale until an hour before the drawing.

For more information, call 320-632-4007. To see the prizes in person, visit The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum.

Reproduction Kentucky Long Rifle donated by Stan Wielinski, 2017 MCHS raffle prize.

Reproduction Kentucky Long Rifle donated by Stan Wielinski, 2017 MCHS raffle prize.

Morrison County History Reading Package (basket of books from MCHS and butterfly chair), 2017 MCHS raffle prize.

Morrison County History Reading Package (basket of books from MCHS and butterfly chair), 2017 MCHS raffle prize.

Homemade pie by Camille Warzecha. Six of Camille's pies are one of MCHS's 2017 raffle prizes.

Homemade pie by Camille Warzecha. Six of Camille’s pies are one of MCHS’s 2017 raffle prizes.

Celestial Button Art made by Marlys Sebasky, framing provided for by John Lauer, 2017 MCHS raffle prize.

Celestial Button Art made by Marlys Sebasky, framing provided for by John Lauer, 2017 MCHS raffle prize.

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