TRINIDAD — The Trinidad Community Foundation had a successful fundraiser this year, netting around $10,000 from the sale of raffle tickets. Winning tickets were announced on Saturday, Sept. 12, during the ArtoCade CarDango event in Trinidad.
Winners were: For first place, Elizabeth Cooke, a recent transplant from Denver to Trinidad, drove home a used Porsche Cayenne S. The vehicle was donated through Phil Long Family of Dealerships by Chuck Murphy of Murphy Construction from Colorado Springs. Cooke will use the vehicle as a company car.
Cooke is an entrepreneur specializing in the manufacture of infused marijuana products. Her newest venture is the Coda2 store she and her business partner are establishing in Trinidad. They will be selling infused chocolate products. The chocolate will be made by a European trained Chocolatier.
Second place was taken by Janine Mosness from Arvada. Mosness won $500 in Shell gas cards. The cards were donated by Duran Oil from Trinidad.
There were two third place winners, each receiving a Hewlett Packard 7 Plus Tablet donated by Laura DeBella, from the State Farm Agency in Trinidad. The winners were Mary Ellen Hadad and Lucky Murphy, both from Trinidad.
The Trinidad Community Foundation (TCF) gave a hearty thank you to NV design for donating the large display banners, and to Dave and Mary Ellen Hadad for allowing the banner to be displayed in their store. Thanks were also given to The World Journal, the Chronicle News and KCRT for helping in the promotion of the raffle. There was an additional thanks extended to all who purchased the raffle tickets.
Chuck Murphy also donated the Mercedes SUV that was raffled by TCF last year, and won by Chris Huffman of Trinidad.
TCF is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization established in 2006. The founding directors were Jay Cimino, Lou Mellini, Harry Sayre, Charlie Latuda, and Gene Aiello. The current President is Lou Simpleman and Vice President is Laura DeBella.