Art Raffle

LEPOCO 2020 Art Raffle

Benefits Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern (LEPOCO).

Drawing was supposed to be at LEPOCO’s Annual Dinner on Saturday, March 21, 2020, but will now be held at a later date, which has not yet been set.

Call the office, 610-691-8730, for tickets.

SUGGESTED DONATION: $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets.

Separate drawings for each prize!

◊◊ Prizes ◊◊

Turned Wooden Bowl by Lee Buck
Lee Buck is a long-time LEPOCO member. His beautiful hand-turned wooden bowls have graced the Art Raffle for several years. He is a woodworker and a gardener.

Hand-Crocheted Afghan by Michelle Sheehan
Following the tradition started by her mother, Anna Reczek, Anna’s youngest daughter, Michelle Sheehan, is crocheting a colorful afghan for this year’s Art Raffle. This year, Michelle’s sister, Anna’s oldest daughter, Sue Verbalis, has provided a bright yarn called “Primary”, which self stripes a bright rainbow of colors on a black background. Anna is doing well and is still crocheting smaller items.

Quilt by Ellen Buck & Romaine Laury

This quilt is called a “Mystery Quilt”, as the pattern is not pre-designed. The top of the quilt was designed and beautifully assembled by Romaine Laury. The predominant fabric is blueberry, and the accent fabrics are yellow, green, blue, and purple. The backing is a blue flannel. Ellen Buck has frequently donated quilts she has made (often with the assistance of her friends) to the Art Raffle. Ellen is a retired occupational therapist, the current anchor of the monthly Bethlehem Peace Vigil, and a creator of needlecrafts.

Large Pasta Bowl with 4 Individual Bowls from Sommerville Pottery
Monica Sommerville (formerly of Allentown) creates beautiful, functional pottery at her home and studio in New York state. This year’s donation is a large wheel-thrown stoneware pasta bowl and 4 individual bowls glazed in a deep red glaze. Fans of Sommerville Pottery can find her work online at, where you can purchase pieces through the Etsy store.

Silk Tie Braided Mat by Ronnie Arena
This multi-colored hand braided mat is made from silk neck ties. Perfect as a chair pad or under a plant, repurposed ties make beautiful art. Ronnie Arena is a retired school teacher and artisan.

Gift Certificate from Godfrey Daniels
Admission for two, good for any show, valued at $50. For over 40 years, Godfrey Daniels has been considered one of the best listening rooms around, where people come to appreciate live music, and to celebrate a rare place where both the artist and the audience rise to the occasion., 610-867-2390

Framed Print of Bob Marley
This skillfully rendered, framed print of Bob Marley was donated by Phil Reiss. It is a print of a charcoal and pencil drawing. Included with this raffle item, are bumper stickers and buttons with quotes by Bob Marley, from the LEPOCO Peace Boutique.

Winners not present at drawing will be notified by phone or mail.

Sponsored by LEPOCO, 313 W. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.                                                                                

No purchase required to participate. A purchase will not increase the odds of winning. The chance for winning depends on how many tickets are sold or are submitted and how many people choose to put their tickets toward a given prize. The chances of winning a given prize could range from 1 in 50 to 1 in 10,000. One prize per person. If a name is drawn more than once, subsequent prizes will be drawn again.

◊◊ 2019 Raffle Winners ◊◊

Abebe Hailye of Allentown, won the Turned Wooden Salad Bowl by Lee Buck

Maggie Golden of Bethlehem, won the Hand-Crocheted Afghan by Michelle Sheehan

Martha Christine of Bethlehem, won the Quilt by Ellen Buck & Romaine Laury

Steve Kraft of Bethlehem, won the Wheel-Thrown Lidded Coffee/Tea Jar with Scoop and 4 Matching Mugs from Sommerville Pottery

Joyce & Ian Erlandson of Emmaus, won the $25 Gift Certificate from Jumbars

Ronnie Arena of Coopersburg, won the gift certificate toward Admission for 2, to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Patrick Roxberry of Albrightsville, won the Silk Tie Braided Mat by Ronnie