Long-time Rotarian Ed Pullen won the big prize at the Puyallup South Hill Rotary Gold and Silver Raffle recently held at the Pioneer Park Pavilion.

Anticipation grew throughout the evening as emcee and South Hill Rotarian Rick Hansen announced each of the numbers.  After attempting to reach the final three potential winners by telephone, drawing continued until the very last ticket was drawn. That ticket was purchased by Rotarian Ed Pullen. Pullen, who was not present at the drawing received a phone call from Emcee Hansen notifying him that he was the winner. Pullen has chosen to accept his winnings in the form of a check. Numbers were drawn from a treasure chest by Puyallup South Hill Rotarian Bryan Jeter. The event was chaired by President-Elect Joseph Romeo.


As each number was drawn, one of our local Daffodil princesses pinned the number to one of the boards in the front of the room.  Prizes were also awarded for the person holding the first ticket, the $250th ticket, and the 500th ticket. Interspersed among the raffle were several door prizes which were awarded to various attendees in the room. Kathy Kucera coordinated the raffle prize drawings.


Event attendees were also treated to hors d’oeuvres donated and prepared by local restaurants including Bourbon Street Bar & Grill, Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, Food Services of America, HG Bistro, and Tibbitts@Fern Hill. Tim Mellema, owner of the Forum Restaurant coordinated the food and the beverages for the event.


Other sponsors of the event included:


Gold Sponsors
Brantley Janson Yost & Ellison
Canyon Pet Lodge
Heritage Bank
PRMG (Paramount Residential Mortgage Group)
South Hill Collision
South Hill Veterinary Hospital
State Farm Gerry Moody Insurance
Veterans United


Gold Dust Sponsor
Stephanie Callen CRS – Coldwell Banker Bain

Silver Bar Sponsor
Edward Jones Investments
Four U Realty
Life Care Centers of Puyallup and South Hill


This is the fourth annual $10,000 Reverse Raffle held by Puyallup South Hill Rotary. “The reward from all this is four years of being able to continue our good work on projects benefitting our local community” exclaimed Rick Hansen, Puyallup South Hill Rotary Past President and founder of the Club’s Gold and Silver Raffle. “We are looking forward to putting these funds to work in projects in our local community!”


Proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will benefit transitional housing for local homeless families, student scholarships, and other projects supported by Puyallup South Hill Rotary.


See also article in the Puyallup Herald: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/community/puyallup-herald/article202194564.html