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Greensboro man wins Craftsbury Care Center canoe raffle

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CRAFTSBURY — Michael Cassidy of Greensboro was declared the winner of a handcrafted 15-foot Ranger canoe at the Craftsbury Community Care Center’s annual raffle. Anne Cassidy, his wife, was shown the winning ticket by Phil Pike of Little Creek Canoes & Kayaks, evoking a look of pleasant surprise.

For three consecutive years, Phil Pike, a respected Greensboro artisan, has donated his handcrafted canoes to aid the Craftsbury Community Care Center’s fundraising campaign. The center’s efforts are directed towards supporting community elders across diverse economic backgrounds.

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This year’s raffled prize was a beautifully crafted two-seater Ranger canoe, equipped with a carry yoke.

Priced at $50 per ticket, the raffle culminated in an announcement of the winner during Craftsbury’s Old Home Day celebrations on August 12.

Prior to this, the canoe took the center stage at the Craftsbury’s Antiques & Uniques festival on July 8 and other notable events in July.

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The Care Center is committed to housing community elders of all economic abilities, and fundraisers are an essential part of that commitment.

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