BRAFFLE BRAFFLE BRAFFLE!
The first annual BRAFFLE – Branford Rotary’s Outrageous Restaurant Raffle – is in the books, with Wendy Bluemling of Branford taking home the Absurd Grand Prize of $100 gift cards to each of 34 Branford restaurants!
The Ridiculous Second Prize - $50 gift cards to each of 34 Branford restaurants – went to Sarah McTavish of Branford, who was, not surprisingly, thrilled.
“I can’t believe it! Thank you everyone at the Rotary Club who has made this Braffle happen - a brilliant idea, and I am so excited to have won,” said McTavish. “I can’t believe how many great restaurants we’ve got in Branford - Braffle has been a timely reminder and I can’t wait to get out there and try them.”
She and Bluemling can take all the time they want, as the gift cards never expire.
Third through 10th place prizes - $100 gift cards to be used at the restaurant of the winner’s choice – also went to people who live or work in Branford.
Branford Rotary would like to thank all 920 ticket holders who snapped up the 2,000 tickets, as well as our terrific Rotary Partners and of course the 34 restaurants that took part in the 2020 Braffle. We, like most of you, look forward to Braffle 2021, partly for the Braffle, but mostly for the “2021” part.
The 2020 Braffle was part of Branford Rotary’s innovative HELP OUT – TAKE OUT program, which raised more than $73,000 to help Branford restaurants and struggling local families. A partnership with Branford Counseling & Community Services, the program purchases gift cards from local restaurants and distributes them to residents in need, including those who've lost work during the pandemic.
ABSURD GRAND PRIZE:
$100 Gift Cards to 34 Branford Restaurants. Yes, 34 different restaurants! A $3,400 value!
RIDICULOUS SECOND PRIZE:
$50 Gift Cards to 34 Branford Restaurants. A $1,700 value!
SOMEWHAT REASONABLE 3rd-10th PRIZES:
A $100 gift card you can use at the restaurant of your choice.
See you for Braffle 2021!
Braffle, and HELP OUT - TAKE OUT, are supported by our generous Branford Rotary partners: