by Allan Peterson
I don’t remember exactly to whom I sold my first ACB Braille Forum raffle ticket, but one of the first tickets I sold was the winner of the $5,000 prize. For better or worse, this early success helped me to become hooked into being a Braille Forum “Raffle Man” salesman.
A very appreciative “Thank you!” to all who bought a 2022 ACB Braille Forum raffle ticket, whether it was from me or from other sources. This was the second year that we were successful in selling all of the 500 tickets that were printed. Of course, there were three people/groups who did win a cash prize, but I emphasize that all who bought a ticket are winners because you collectively are supporting a great cause! I must emphasize that your support of the raffle is a great consolation prize!
I wish to express my appreciation to those who bought a ticket from me personally. Yes, I did meet a personal goal to sell at least 150 raffle tickets this year! “With a little help from my friends,” I can claim to have sold 160 tickets for the 2022 ACB Braille Forum raffle. One of the friends I must thank and recognize for her help with my success is Nancy Feela in the ACB financial office for helping me with credit card sales and tracking the tickets I had taken responsibility for selling.
Many of those who I sell tickets to have bought tickets from me for a number of years and are still waiting for that call that they’ve won a prize. I wish I could tell each of them they were winners, but on the other hand I can truthfully say their investment in the raffle supports publication and distribution of a great institution, our ACB Braille Forum.