A total of $12,090 was raised through the Because of Brandon raffle on Saturday, July 28. All the proceeds will fund youth diabetes camps, patient travel expenses, and educational events.
The winners were: Grand Prize: 2018 Alterra 500 ATV-Jim DeCent of Crosby; First Prize-Two-night Ruttger’s resort stay: Tim Kenyon of Isle; Second Prize-.22 LR Barracuda gun: Robert Brekke of Garrison; Third Prize-$150: Kathy Brown of Brainerd; and Fourth Prize-$50: Gary Cash of Crosby. Also, Alex McLaughlin of Deerwood won the float of booze raffle.
The third annual event was held is in memory of Brandon Houge, a young man from Ironton who unexpectedly passed away from complications of diabetes. The benefit for Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Department, included an ATV ride, beer and wine tasting, silent auction, barbecue, raffles, and street dance.